Lubricants is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of tribology. Lubricants is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Engineering, Mechanical) / CiteScore - Q2 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 12.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 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.
Impact Factor: 3.584 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.168 (2021)
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Topic in Lubricants, Materials, Metals, Processes, Sustainability
Manufacturing and Processing of Materials for Transport Industry Topic Editors: Dariusz Fydrych, Andrzej Kubit, Ankur Gupta, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Jan Klett, Ján Slota, Wojciech Suder, Balázs Varbai, Abbas Tamadon
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Topic in Coatings, JMMP, Lubricants, Metals, Nanomaterials
Research and Development on Tribology and Lubrication in Materials and Manufacturing Topic Editors: Guanyu Deng, Long Wang, Jie Zhang, Wei Wang, Lihong Su, Pradeep Menezes
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Bioengineering, JFB, JMMP, Lubricants, Machines
Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Technology Topic Editors: Dingding Xiang, Junying Hao, Xudong Sui, Kaiming Wang
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Rolling Contact Fatigue and White Etching Cracks of Bearings Guest Editors: Walter Holweger, Jürgen Gegner
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Advances in Surface Engineering and Tribology Guest Editors: Sachin Salunkhe, Vishal Naranje, Joao Paulo Davim
Deadline: 15 April 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Tribology of Layered and 2D Materials on the Nano- and Micro-Scale Guest Editors: Cangyu Qu, Jin Wang, Zhangpeng Li, Andreas Rosenkranz
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Additive Manufacturing and Nano-Structured Surfaces in Tribology Guest Editors: Danilo D'Andrea, Giacomo Risitano
Deadline: 15 May 2023
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