SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY

Journal Title
SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY

SURF COAT TECH

ISSN / eISSN
0257-8972
Aims and Scope
Surface and Coatings Technology is an international archival journal publishing scientific papers on significant developments in surface and interface engineering to modify and improve the surface properties of materials for protection in demanding contact conditions or aggressive environments, or for enhanced functional performance. Contributions range from original scientific articles concerned with fundamental and applied aspects of research or direct applications of metallic, inorganic, organic and composite coatings, to invited reviews of current technology in specific areas. Papers submitted to this journal are expected to be in line with the following aspects in processes, and properties/performance:

A. Processes: Physical and chemical vapour deposition techniques, thermal and plasma spraying, surface modification by directed energy techniques such as ion, electron and laser beams, thermo-chemical treatment, wet chemical and electrochemical processes such as plating, sol-gel coating, anodization, plasma electrolytic oxidation, etc., but excluding painting.
B. Properties/performance: friction performance, wear resistance (e.g., abrasion, erosion, fretting, etc), corrosion and oxidation resistance, thermal protection, diffusion resistance, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity, and properties relevant to smart materials behaviour and enhanced multifunctional performance for environmental, energy and medical applications, but excluding device aspects.
Subject Area

MATERIALS SCIENCE, COATINGS & FILMS

PHYSICS, APPLIED

CiteScore
9.20 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Physics and Astronomy - Condensed Matter Physics Q1 #42/423
Physics and Astronomy - Materials Chemistry Q1 #38/306
Physics and Astronomy - Surfaces, Coatings and Films Q1 #18/131
Physics and Astronomy - General Chemistry Q1 #57/407
Physics and Astronomy - Surfaces and Interfaces Q1 #11/55
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
MATERIALS SCIENCE, COATINGS & FILMS - SCIE Q1
PHYSICS, APPLIED - SCIE Q1
H-index
153
Country/Area of Publication
SWITZERLAND
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Frequency
Semimonthly
Year Publication Started
1986
Annual Article Volume
1007
Open Access
NO
Contact
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA, PO BOX 564, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, 1001
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
Let me give a fair and honest review of this journal because I have spent a considerable amount of time and effort on it. Around March, I submitted my initial draft to the journal, and after approximately three weeks, I received the review comments. There were about forty-eight or forty-nine suggestions for major revisions, including some basic errors in the article such as logic, grammar, spelling, units, etc. These were relatively easy to address. Then, there were modifications required in the expression of electrochemical mechanisms, which required extensive research and consultation of literature and books. Additionally, there were inquiries about the experimental aspects, such as the laminar or turbulent flow of the solution, dispersion of particles in the solution, etc. These needed experimental verification and explanation.

Overall, the article underwent three revisions and the entire process took approximately three months. I resubmitted the article on June 19th and received an email notification from the editor on June 20th afternoon that my article had been accepted. This journal has been steadily improving its impact factor, moving from the third quartile to the first quartile. However, it is important to focus on and explain the mechanistic aspects. The review process is relatively strict, but with dedication, I believe there will be positive outcomes. Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude to the editor and the four reviewers for enhancing the quality of the article and expanding my knowledge. I am delighted to have the opportunity to publish in SCT and wish for its continuous success!
2021-06-21
20210121 Submitted to Journal - Submitted to the Journal on January 21, 2021.
20210127 Under Review - Under review since January 27, 2021.
20210228 Major Revision - Requires major revision by February 28, 2021.
20210415 Minor Revision - Requires minor revision by April 15, 2021.
20210515 Minor Revision - Requires minor revision by May 15, 2021.
20210609 Minor Revision - Requires minor revision by June 9, 2021.
20210611 Accept - Accepted on June 11, 2021.

We conducted research on the direction of metal coatings, and this journal is a top journal in this field, so we have always wanted to be published in it. The editor showed great interest in my article, and it went through one major revision and three minor revisions. The reviewers were very diligent and responsible, and the last two minor revisions were more like proofreading. I have been eagerly waiting for this article to be accepted, but unfortunately, it didn't coincide with the evaluation for my doctoral interview and academic scholarships. However, I am very happy to have published a top-tier paper in the first area during my master's degree. I hope the journal continues to thrive!
2021-06-22

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