Peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published as a Special Issue of the Journal Surface and Coatings Technology ("The journal"). Submission of a manuscript implies that it represents original work not previously published and not considered for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts would be uploaded in the EES by the authors no earlier than September 1st, 2017. In order to facilitate a timely publication schedule, the deadline for all manuscripts to be submitted to EES is October 15th, 2017.

If submission of material for the Special Issue exceeds the aforementioned deadline, late manuscripts submitted for that Special Issue will be considered as regular manuscripts for inclusion in a regular issue with an acknowledgement of the work of the Guest Editors.

On-line submission via Elsevier’s Editorial System (EES) at is required (see Guide for Authors).