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.


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"
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