Coatings — Open Access Journal

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 by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and Inspec (IET).
  • 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 12.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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.
Impact Factor: 2.436 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.718 (2019)
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Special Issue in Coatings
Recent Advances in Green Tribology Guest Editors: Rubén González, José L. Viesca
Deadline: 15 August 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Advances in Thin Film Magnetism Guest Editor: Viorel Sandu
Deadline: 20 August 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Functional Surfaces for Biomedical Applications Guest Editors: Shigeng Song, Waqar Ahmed, Desmond Gibson
Deadline: 31 August 2020
Special Issue in Coatings
Photocatalytic Surfaces for Environmental Applications Guest Editors: Didier Robert, Silvia Suárez
Deadline: 20 September 2020
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Bioactive Coatings and Biointerfaces Collection Editor: Anton Ficai
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering Collection Editor: Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla
Topical Collection in Coatings
Feature Paper Collection in Corrosion, Wear and Erosion Collection Editors: Ludmila B. Boinovich, Hideyuki Kanematsu
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