Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Coatings: Invited Papers in Tribology Section"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Tribology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Huirong Le
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Guest Editor
The Future Lab, Tsinghua University, San-Cai-Tang Building, No. 160 Cheng-Fu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: antimicrobial coatings; biotribology; mechanics and tribology of coatings; lightweight composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The year 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of Coatings. In celebration of this special occasion, we have launched a Special Issue called "10th Anniversary of Coatings: Invited Papers in Tribology Section".

In 2016, Coatings was accepted for indexing by Science Citation Index Expanded—Web of Science, and we received our first impact factor (2.175) for Coatings in 2017. The Impact Factor of Coatings increased to 2.436 for the year 2019, and it was included in Scopus and ranked 59/120 (Q2 in SJR) in ‘’Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings and Films’’ in 2020. We have also reduced the manuscript turnaround time; presently, the median publication time is only 33 days.

Among all sections of Coatings, the Tribology section is young but are growing fast. We have established six Special Issues since its inception. On this occasion, we would like to thank our all editorial board members, managing editors, reviewers, and authors for their great contributions and continuous support. This Special Issue will collect research articles and high-quality review papers in the Tribology research fields. We kindly encourage all research groups working in Tribology areas to make contributions to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Huirong Le
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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