Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2016 Coatings was accepted for indexing by Science Citation Index Expanded—Web of Science.
2017 Coatings received its first Impact Factor of 2.175
Coatings changed to a monthly publication schedule.
2018 Coatings received an Impact Factor of 2.350 for the year 2017; the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.969.
Coatings has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB), and will be added in Scopus from Vol. 8 (2018).
2019 Coatings received an Impact Factor of 2.330 for the year 2018; the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.684.
Coatings was added in Scopus with an CiteScore of 2.420 for the year 2018.
The 1st Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference was held.
The Korean Tribology Society (KTS) is affiliated with Coatings.
Coatings published its 1,000th paper.
2020 The Impact Factor of Coatings increased to 2.436 for the year 2019; the 5-year Impact Factor is 2.718.
Coatings was included in Scopus and ranked 59/120 (Q2 in SJR) in 'Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings and Films'.
The journal was divided into thirteen topical sections: Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces, Corrosion, Wear and Erosion, Coatings for Food Technology and System, Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces, Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification, Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering, Thin Films, Tribology, Liquid–Fluid Coatings, Surfaces and Interfaces, Selected Papers from International Conferences and Workshops, Surface Engineering for Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and Storage, Functional Polymer Coatings and Films, Ceramic Coatings and Engineering Technology.
The 2nd Coatings and Interfaces Web Conference was held.
2021 The new Impact Factor for Coatings increased to 2.881 (+18.3% compared with 2019), ranking in Q2 (10 of 21) in the MATERIALS SCIENCE, COATINGS & FILMS category and ranking in Q2 (70 of 160) in the PHYSICS, APPLIED category. The 5-year Impact Factor is 3.038.
The journal was added a new topical section: Environmental Aspects in Colloid and Interface Science.
Dr. Marta Mohedano, (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain) won the 2021 Young Investigator Award.

Editor-in-Chief

2010–2013 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi
2013–present Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
2020–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wei Pan

Section Editor-in-Chief

2019–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Giorgos Skordaris for the section on Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Torsten Brezesinski for the section on Thin Films
2020–2022 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla for the section on Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces
2020–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai for the section on Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ludmila B. Boinovich and Prof. Dr. Hideyuki Kanematsu for the section on Corrosion, Wear and Erosion
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Arũnas Ramanavičius for the section on Functional Polymer Coatings and Films
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Eduardo Guzmán for the section on Liquid–Fluid Coatings, Surfaces and Interfaces
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Huirong Le for the section on Tribology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wei Pan for the section on Ceramic Coatings and Engineering Technology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Stefano Farris for the section on Coatings for Food Technology and System
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michele Ferrari for the section on Environmental Aspects in Colloid and Interface Science
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. James Kit-hon Tsoi for the section on Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Dr. Rafael Comesaña for the section on Laser Coatings 
 
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