Coatings

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.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, CAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • 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 11.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Coatings.
  • Sections: published in 13 topical sections.
Impact Factor: 2.881 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.038 (2020)
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Topic in Materials, Coatings, Polymers, Fibers
Multiple Application for Novel and Advanced Materials Editors-in-Chief: Tao-Hsing Chen, Shih-Chen Shi
Deadline: 10 April 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Novel Marine Antifouling Coatings Guest Editor: Elisabete Ribeiro Silva
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Coatings
Membrane Processes for Water Purification Guest Editor: Stefan Ioan Voicu
Deadline: 5 August 2021
Special Issue in Coatings
Smart Coatings for Energy Saving Applications Guest Editors: Afshin Hadipour, Xiang Zhang
Deadline: 20 August 2021
Special Issue in Coatings
Coatings and Interfacial Films for Food Applications—Themed Issue to Celebrate Prof. Raffaele Porta’s Career Guest Editors: Loredana Mariniello, C. Valeria L. Giosafatto, Julia Maldonado-Valderrama
Deadline: 10 September 2021
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection of Topic Editors on Plasma Collection Editors: Qi Hua Fan, Bocong Zheng
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection (6) of Topic Editors Collection Editors: Gabriela Graziani, Giulia Masi
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection (5) of Topic Editors Collection Editor: Petricǎ Vizureanu
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Thin Films Collection Editors: Torsten Brezesinski, Ben Breitung
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