|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.
|2010-2013||Founding Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi|
|2013-||Current Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi|
|2019||Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Giorgos Skordaris for Section “Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification”|
|2019||Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Torsten Brezesinski for Section "Thin Films"|
|2020||Section Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai for Section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering"|
|2020||Section Editor-in-Chief Dr. Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla for Section "Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces"|