Coatings is a peer-reviewed journal of coatings and surface engineering published monthly online by MDPI. The Korean Tribology Society (KTS) is affiliated with Coatings and its members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Materials Science, Coatings & Films) / CiteScore - Q2 (Materials Chemistry)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Sections: published in 15 topical sections.
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Impact Factor: 3.236 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.312 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Coatings, Energies, Sensors, Symmetry
IOT, Communication and Engineering Topic Editors: Chun-Yen Chang, Teen-­Hang Meen, Charles Tijus, Po-Lei Lee
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Coatings, Electronic Materials, Energies, Materials
Characterization of Electrochemical Materials Topic Editors: Alessandro Dell'Era, Erwin Ciro Zuleta, Enrico Bocci, Carla Lupi
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Alloys, Coatings, Materials, Metals
Microstructure, Texture, Properties of Mg Alloy and Its Application Topic Editors: Kwang Seon Shin, Lifei Wang
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Coatings, Dentistry Journal, JCM, Materials, Polymers
Advances in Materials and Concepts in Fixed Prosthodontics and Implant Therapy Topic Editors: Massimo Carossa, Stefano Carossa, Simona Liliana Iconaru
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Coatings
Intermetallic Alloys and Intermetallic Matrix Composite Coatings Guest Editors: Cezary Senderowski, Núria Cinca
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Coatings
Bioactive Coatings for Implantable Devices Guest Editor: Toshiyuki Kawai
Deadline: 10 April 2023
Special Issue in Coatings
Synthetic and Biological-Derived Hydroxyapatite Implant Coatings Guest Editors: Liviu Duta, Faik Nuzhet Oktar
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Coatings
Polymers and Nanostructures: Coating Meets Biology Guest Editor: Giuseppe Cirillo
Deadline: 10 May 2023
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces Collection Editors: Qi Hua Fan, Bocong Zheng
Topical Collection in Coatings
Surface and Interface Science and Engineering for the Society of the Future Collection Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection (5) of Topic Editors Collection Editor: Petrica Vizureanu
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces Collection Editor: Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla
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