Lubricants is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on tribology 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 13.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 3.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.2 (2022)
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Topic in JFB, JMMP, Lubricants, Machines, Materials
Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Technology Topic Editors: Dingding Xiang, Junying Hao, Xudong Sui, Kaiming Wang
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Automation, Lubricants, Materials
Advances in Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructures Topic Editors: Kumar Anupam, Alfredo Núñez Vicencio, Katerina Varveri, Zhen Yang
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in Lubricants
Frictional and Wear Behaviors of Sliding Interfaces across Scales Guest Editors: Peng Zhang, Chen Xiao, Yunhai Liu
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Acoustic Emission Techniques in Wear Monitoring II Guest Editor: Alan Hase
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Advances in Surface Engineering and Tribology Guest Editors: Joao Paulo Davim, Sachin Salunkhe, Vishal Naranje
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Lubricants
Grease II Guest Editors: Raj Shah, Mathias Woydt, Andreas Rosenkranz, Simon C. Tung
Deadline: 1 January 2024
Topical Collection in Lubricants
Rising Stars in Tribological Research Collection Editor: Max Marian
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