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 provided to authors approximately 14.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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 Coatings, Fibers, Materials, Nanomaterials, Polymers
Nanofibers and Thin Coatings with Special Physicochemical Properties Topic Editors: Tomasz Tański, Pawel Jarka, Marcin Bilewicz
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Coatings, Materials, Photonics, Sensors
Optical and Optoelectronic Materials and Applications Topic Editors: Fabian Ambriz Vargas, Jianzhong Zhang
Deadline: 20 December 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Coatings, Materials, Metals, Nanomaterials
Materials and Surface Treatment Processes Used for Engineering Applications Topic Editors: Claudia Barile, Gilda Renna
Deadline: 20 January 2023
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
Special Issue in Coatings
Chitosan and Other Edible Coatings with Antimicrobial Activity: Synthesis, Properties and Horticultural Applications Guest Editors: María B. Pérez-Gago, Lluís Palou
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Surface Coating for Biomedical Applications Guest Editors: Shiao-Wen Tsai, Hsi-Chin Wu
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Effective Coating Barriers for Protection of Reinforced Concrete Guest Editors: Junjie Wang, Hongwei Lin
Deadline: 1 January 2023
Special Issue in Coatings
Functional Coatings: From Synthesis Challenges to Antimicrobial Applications Guest Editors: Irina Negut, Valentina Grumezescu
Deadline: 15 January 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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