Feature Articles

Editorial submissions are invited in several categories, such as Feature Articles, Formulator’s Corner, and the Analytical Series on Coatings. Authors are also encouraged to refer to the CoatingsTech Editorial Calendar for a schedule of topics to be presented throughout the year.


Submit manuscripts via email to the Editor. Each submission should indicate any prior publication or presentation venue, and any possible copyright issues that could affect acceptance for publication. Although here is no word limitation on feature articles, the preferred length is between 1500-2500 words. Authors are encouraged to submit figures and graphics to support their article and one to two graphics per page can be used as an approximate guideline. Manuscripts should be submitted in a Word file, and any accompanying graphics must be provided as separate jpeg, tif, or eps files, saved at 300 dpi.

Title Page & Abstract

On the first page of the manuscript, provide the title of the paper, the name, affiliation, and address for each author. It is also helpful to provide a brief description (no more than 50 words) of what is covered by the manuscript and why this information is relevant to the coatings industry.

Peer Review

CoatingsTech is the only peer-reviewed trade publication of the coatings industry and all submitted articles are subject to technical and editorial review. The reviewers will evaluate whether the article offers information that is new and fresh to the industry, is technically accurate, and is not purely promotional or commercial in nature. Authors will receive a consolidated review statement based on the evaluation of the reviewers. Upon acceptance for publication, authors will be requested to submit a final copy of their manuscript incorporating all revisions and figures.


Once an article is accepted, the author will be sent a CoatingsTech copyright agreement to verify that the information presented in the article is original, and has not been previously published in whole or in part, except as has been indicated upon submission. Any required publication clearance should be obtained by the authors before submission, including permission for use of tables and graphs from copyrighted sources.

Press Releases

CoatingsTech encourages the submission of relevant press releases. Submit press releases to CoatingsTech at

Business & Industry

Highlights the latest information on mergers, acquisitions, company expansions, joint ventures, etc.


Includes new hires, promotions. Photographs are strongly encouraged, and will be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

New Products

Features the latest raw materials, equipment and coatings related to the coatings and allied industries. Accompanying photographs are also encouraged, but publication is not guaranteed.

CT Direct

Distributed twice monthly, CoatingsTech Direct welcomes submission of industry news, including personnel changes in the industry, new product releases, and upcoming events. Send submissions to


Dynamic digital opportunities like videos capture the attention of visitors and increase engagement. Videos can be featured on the CoatingsTech main page on or can be used to draw attention to your ad on the CoatingsTech digital issue. Contact Kathy Falgout for specifications and pricing.

Sponsored Content/White Papers

Content marketing through sponsored content/white papers is a powerful way to build awareness of your newest technology or product. The long-form content, offered as non promotional research reports, case studies, or infographics, can be posted for download on the CoatingsTech main page and also highlighted in issues of CoatingsTech Direct e-newsletter.  

Contact Kathy Falgout for specifications and pricing.

Submission Contacts

For general submission questions, please email

Jacqui Barrineau, Editor-in-Chief