Journal of Coatings Science and Technology (JCST), is an international journal specialized in materials and surface science, as well as applied physics. The journal aims to be a forum for the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge based on original research work among those linked to advanced coatings study, development and/or production, focused 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, and so on. This journal intends to promote the discussion about:
- Updates on PVD, CVD and other advanced coating deposition/synthesis techniques;
- Coatings evaluation;
- Techniques used for coatings characterization;
- Mechanical, tribological and physical evaluation of coatings;
- Analysis on 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 coatings science and technology. Papers should present between 12 and 25 pages, including figures and tables, and must contain abstract, introduction, experimental, results and discussion, conclusions and references. Each paper must be supported by a minimum of 20 references, 50% of them 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. This kind of papers must be supported by a minimum of 60 references, 50% of them published in the last 6 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, and must be supported by a minimum of 15 references, 50% of them published in the last 5 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 4 pages and must contain substantial proof data. For more details on how to prepare your manuscript follow 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 editorial team of each journal.
In case of theme issue on a particular topic, the appointed Guest Editor is responsible to conduct peer review and submit 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 peer review process.