Lubricants is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on tribology 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, SCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Engineering, Mechanical) / CiteScore - Q2 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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: 3.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.2 (2022)
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Topic in JFB, JMMP, Lubricants, Machines, Materials
Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Technology Topic Editors: Dingding Xiang, Junying Hao, Xudong Sui, Kaiming Wang
Deadline: 30 December 2024
Special Issue in Lubricants
Tribology of 2D Nanomaterials Guest Editors: Yanfei Liu, Xiangyu Ge
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Lubricants
New Technologies to Improve Machining Performance from a Tribological Viewpoint Guest Editors: Carlos Eiji Hirata Ventura, Alexandre Mendes Abrão
Deadline: 15 May 2024
Special Issue in Lubricants
Advances in Water-Based Nanolubricants Guest Editors: Hui Wu, Pradeep Menezes
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Lubricants
Acoustic Emission Techniques in Wear Monitoring II Guest Editor: Alan Hase
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Topical Collection in Lubricants
Rising Stars in Tribological Research Collection Editor: Max Marian
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