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 many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • 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.
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Special Issue in Lubricants
Design for Tribology: Theoretical and Practical Assessment in Modern Mechanical Components Guest Editors: Nicolò Vincenzi, Dario Croccolo
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Lubricants
Numerical Simulations in Lubrication Guest Editor: Thi Dinh Ta
Deadline: 15 July 2022
Special Issue in Lubricants
Mapping the Tribology Mundi: Interactions with Global Corrosion Issues Guest Editor: Margaret Stack
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Special Issue in Lubricants
Automotive Tribology II Guest Editor: Adolfo Senatore
Deadline: 1 September 2022
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