Coatings

Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412; CODEN: COATED) 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.
  • CiteScore (2019 Scopus data): 2.4, which equals rank 59/120 (Q2 in SJR) in 'Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings and Films'.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 11.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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 Thirteen topical sections.
Impact Factor: 2.436 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.718 (2019)
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Special Issue in Coatings
Tribological Coatings: Nanomaterials for Macroscale Guest Editor: Oleksiy V. Penkov
Deadline: 10 March 2021
Special Issue in Coatings
Recent Advances in Friction Stir Processed Coatings Guest Editor: Chi Tat Kwok
Deadline: 20 March 2021
Special Issue in Coatings
Superconducting Films and Nanostructures Guest Editor: Anna Palau
Deadline: 10 April 2021
Special Issue in Coatings
Development of Nano- and Micro-Coatings Guest Editor: Krzysztof Rokosz
Deadline: 15 April 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
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