Lubricants — Open Access Journal of Tribology

Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442; CODEN: LUBRCF) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal of tribology. Lubricants is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science (from Vol. 3), Scopus (from Vol. 1), Inspec (IET) and Polymer Library.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 22 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.0 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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 Issues

Special Issue in Lubricants
Tribology of High-Performance Polymer Composites in Extreme Conditions Guest Editor: Nazanin Emami
Deadline: 20 November 2018
Special Issue in Lubricants
Tribological Challenges in Extreme Environments Guest Editors: Luis Norberto López de Lacalle, Octavio Pereira Neto, Antonio J. Sánchez Egea
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Lubricants
Computer Simulation in Tribology and Friction Guest Editor: Andrey Dmitriev
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Lubricants
Gear Tribology Guest Editor: Lars-Göran Westerberg
Deadline: 31 January 2019

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