About the Journal

Journal of Coating Technology and Innovation (JCTI) is a peer reviewed, open-access, international quarterly journal that publishes original research papers, technical reviews, letters to editor and short communications on significant advancement of different innovative coating technologies, processes, properties and performance and applications in following topics, but not limited to them.

  • fundamental and applied aspects of research and development or direct applications of metallic, inorganic, organic and composite coatings
  • coatings for corrosion resistance, thermal barrier applications, diffusion resistance, electrical/thermal conductivity, friction performance, wear resistance (abrasion, erosion, fretting, etc)
  • hydrophobic, superhydrophobic and hydrophilic coating, antibacterial coating
  • protective and decorative coatings including, but not limited to, paints, inks and related coatings and their raw materials.
  • coatings for enhancing properties relevant to smart materials behaviour and enhanced multifunctional performance for environmental, energy and medical applications.
  • thermal spraying processes and applied coatings including powder/wire flame spraying, high velocity oxy/air fuel (HVOF/HVAF) spraying, detonation spraying, flame spraying and fusing, plasma spraying, arc spraying, laser spraying, molten bath spraying, cold spray coatings etc
  • physical and chemical vapour deposition techniques, electromagnetic powder deposition
  • surface modification by directed energy techniques like laser beams, electron beams and ion beams, thermo-chemical treatment,
  • wet chemical and electrochemical processes such as plating, sol-gel coating, electrophoretic deposition (EPD), anodization, plasma electrolytic oxidation.

Papers promoting proprietary products or processes for commercial purposes are not considered for publication in JCTI. The journal strictly follows a double-blind peer review policy which takes about 30 days to provide the first decision on a submitted article. This is done for an unbiased review process by the reviewer while ensuring a responsible and ethical environment.