Journal of Coating Science and Technology (JCST), is an international scientific peer-reviewed journal specializing in the fundamental and applied science of coating materials and surface engineering. The journal aims to provide a forum for the disseminations and exchanges of scientific and technological knowledge based on original research works among those linked to advanced coatings study, development and/or production, focusing in different areas such as wear-resistant coatings, corrosion protective coatings, optical protective coatings, films for biomedical and energy purposes, decorative coatings, and others, produced by advanced techniques such as PVD, CVD, thermal projection, etc. The journal intends to promote the discussions about:
- Updates on PVD, CVD and other advanced coating deposition/synthesis techniques;
- Coatings evaluation;
- Technologies used for coatings characterization;
- Mechanical, physical and tribological assessment of coatings;
- Analysis of the interface between coatings and substrates;
- Coatings surface science in general;
- Successful applications.
The journal will accept four different types of papers, as follows:
RESEARCH: Papers in this class will describe original and applied investigations about physics, materials or surface science and engineering, with particular emphasis in the coating science and technology. Papers should present between 12 and 25 pages, including figures and tables, and must contain an abstract, introduction, experimental, results and discussion, conclusions and references. A minimum of 20 references must support each paper, 50% of which shall be published in the last five years.
REVIEW ARTICLES: Papers in this class will describe the state-of-the-art of coatings, production techniques, test procedures, deposition or characterization techniques, and so on. Papers should present a minimum of 20 pages and does not exceed 40 pages, including figures and tables. A minimum of 60 references must support this kind of papers, 50% of which shall be published in the last six years.
CASE-STUDIES: Papers in this class will describe new applications for coatings, clearly indicating the initial purposes, means used to achieve these purposes, testing procedures and results. Papers should present a minimum of 10 pages, including figures and tables. A minimum of 15 references must be support this kind of papers, 50% of which shall be published in last five years.
TECHNICAL NOTES: Papers in this class will describe coatings characteristics, identifying the target market, advantages among the competitor coatings, applications and effective results. Papers containing marketing information are not welcome. This type of paper should not exceed four pages and must provide substantial proof data. For more details on how to prepare your manuscript, please refer to the Guidelines for Authors.
Manuscript topics are normally approved by senior editors followed by formal peer review conducted in collaboration with editorial board members and independent referees appointed by the editorial team of each journal.
In case of theme issue on a particular topic, the appointed Guest Editor is responsible for conducting the peer-review process and submitting full review reports along with accepted manuscripts of the journal.
Lifescience Global encourages its editorial teams to use the electronic submission and peer-review system for its journals to facilitate them during the peer-review process.