Surface and Coatings Technology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

The increasing requirement for high technology materials with specific performance characteristics in various types of environments has dictated that these materials possess near-surface properties different from their bulk properties. Surface and Coatings Technology is a principal forum for the interchange of information on the science, technology and applications of thin and thick coatings and modified surfaces which alter the properties of materials. The scope includes all types of coatings and surface modification techniques (including physical vapour deposition, chemical vapour deposition, electroplating and surface modification by directed energy techniques). Of particular emphasis are the emerging advanced processes such as thermal spraying, sputter deposition, activated reactive evaporation, ion plating, molecular beam epitaxy, ion implantation and pulsed laser surface deposition. Contributions range from original scientific articles concerned with applied research or direct applications of coatings to reviews of current technology in specific areas. Articles are solicited on topics which include one or more of the following areas: (1) characterization of coatings and modified surfaces, which includes the determination of composition, structure, adhesion, and internal stresses; (2) the application of coatings and modified surfaces to alter the mechanical, chemical or optical properties of materials. Mechanical properties include friction, wear, erosion, hardness and load bearing capacity. Chemical properties include corrosion and oxidation. Optical and electro-optical properties include reflectivity, selective absorption and electroluminescence. Particular emphasis is also placed on the emerging surface engineering technologies and coatings with a diversity of applications such as diamond, diamond-like carbon, and cubic borin nitride. Other interdisciplinary areas include thermal barrier coatings and coatings for biomedical applications, materials conservation, and environmental applications. Technical Notes are also solicited for the Current Industrial Practices section which is intended for more engineering-oriented articles which should include, for example, developments of coatings deposition equipment (including production systems) and cost/benefit analysis for specific types of coatings.

Current impact factor: 2.00

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.998
2013 Impact Factor 2.199
2012 Impact Factor 1.941
2011 Impact Factor 1.867
2010 Impact Factor 2.135
2009 Impact Factor 1.793
2008 Impact Factor 1.86
2007 Impact Factor 1.678
2006 Impact Factor 1.559
2005 Impact Factor 1.646
2004 Impact Factor 1.432
2003 Impact Factor 1.41
2002 Impact Factor 1.267
2001 Impact Factor 1.236
2000 Impact Factor 1.002
1999 Impact Factor 1.008
1998 Impact Factor 0.9
1997 Impact Factor 0.892

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.37
Cited half-life 8.20
Immediacy index 0.31
Eigenfactor 0.03
Article influence 0.52
Website Surface and Coatings Technology website
Other titles Surface & coatings technology (Online), Surface and coatings technology
ISSN 1879-3347
OCLC 39265083
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Authors pre-print on any website, including arXiv and RePEC
    • Author's post-print on author's personal website immediately
    • Author's post-print on open access repository after an embargo period of between 12 months and 48 months
    • Permitted deposit due to Funding Body, Institutional and Governmental policy or mandate, may be required to comply with embargo periods of 12 months to 48 months
    • Author's post-print may be used to update arXiv and RepEC
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Author's post-print must be released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
  • Classification
    ​ green

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