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Special Issue "Coatings and Sustainability"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
This special issue of Coatings on “Coatings and Sustainability” will cover original research articles as well as critical reviews and perspectives on any topics related to the synthesis, preparation, application, characterization, or properties of polymeric coatings prepared from bio-based resources, or inspired by biological systems. Submissions addressing environmentally friendly alternatives to non bio-based systems, functional coatings, composites, recycling of coating materials, waterborne formulations, and environmental issues where coatings may exhibit a positive impact are also welcome. Manuscripts on original research should include a thorough analysis of any system investigated clearly showing the chemistry proposed. Review articles should focus more on recent advancements, covering primarily, but not limited to, the last decade (~2004–2014).
Dr. Rafael L. Quirino
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 1600 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.
- bio-based coatings
- biorenewable materials
- environmentally friendly approaches
- bio-inspired materials
- hybrid coatings
- functional coatings