Lubricants is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of tribology. Lubricants is 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, ESCI (Web of Science), Inspec, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 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.
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Vibration, Lubricants
Tribology: Latest Advances and Prospects Editors-in-Chief: Alessandro Ruggiero, Ramin Rahmani
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue in Lubricants
Research Trends in Hydrodynamic Journal and Thrust Bearings Guest Editor: Jean Bouyer
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Lubricants
Advances in Lubricated Bearings Guest Editors: Hubert Schwarze, Thomas Hagemann
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Special Issue in Lubricants
Boundary Lubrication Modelling Across the Scales Guest Editors: Ali Ghanbarzadeh, Mark Wilson
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Lubricants
Laser Technology in Tribology Guest Editors: Joerg Schille, Andreas Rosenkranz
Deadline: 31 October 2021
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