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.
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  • 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 13 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 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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  • Sections: published in 15 topical sections.
Impact Factor: 2.881 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.038 (2020)
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Topic in Coatings, Materials, Polymers, Metals
Surface Treatmens for Protecting from Fracture and Fatigue Damage Topic Editors: Filippo Berto, Ricardo Branco, Yanxin Qiao
Deadline: 10 July 2022
Topic in Materials, Coatings, Metals, Solids, QuBS
Laser Surface Modification of Cemented Carbides, Superalloys, Composites, and Alloys Topic Editors: Damian Przestacki, Michal Kulka, Wensheng Li
Deadline: 20 September 2022
Topic in Coatings, Materials, Metals, JMMP
Development of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Topic Editors: Yongxian Huang, Li Zhou
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Topic in Coatings, JFB, Materials, Oral
Materials in Implant Applications and Regenerative Medicine Topic Editors: Iulian Vasile Antoniac, Shariq Najeeb
Deadline: 20 October 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Semiconductor Thin Films Guest Editor: Nam-Hoon Kim
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Advances and Innovations in Dental Materials and Coatings Guest Editor: Małgorzata Skucha-Nowak
Deadline: 10 June 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Metal Oxide Films and Their Applications Guest Editor: Artur M. Rydosz
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Coatings
Characterization and Mechanism of Friction and Wear Phenomena Guest Editor: Alan Hase
Deadline: 15 July 2022
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces Collection Editors: Qi Hua Fan, Bocong Zheng
Topical Collection in Coatings
Surface and Interface Science and Engineering for the Society of the Future Collection Editor: Alessandro Lavacchi
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection (5) of Topic Editors Collection Editor: Petricǎ Vizureanu
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces Collection Editor: Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla
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