Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

About JCTR

The Journal of Coatings Technology and Research is the official scientific publication of the American Coatings Association. JCTR includes the highest level of technical information in the industry and features peer-reviewed original research papers, technical reviews, and short communications.

The journal is published six times annually by Springer Science+Business Media New York.

An annual online subscription to JCTR is included as a benefit of membership for ACA Science & Technology members, as well as corporate members. Paid subscriptions are open to others interested in receiving the publication.

JCTR: All You Need to Know

Mission Statement

JCTR is a forum for the exchange of original research, experience, knowledge and ideas among those with professional interest in the science, technology and manufacture of functional, protective, and decorative coatings, including, but not limited to, paints, inks, related coatings and their raw materials.

Papers judged to be of high scientific technological quality are published with a minimum of delay, subject to the requirements of rigorous peer review and professional editing.

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Coatings Technology and Research is published by Springer under license from, and in cooperation with, the American Coatings Association. The following classes of papers are invited for submission:

RESEARCH papers describing original fundamental and applied investigations of the chemistry, physics, materials science, and related engineering studies relevant to surface coatings;

APPLICATIONS papers emphasizing the use of experimental methods for the solution of significant technological problems in the design, formulation, manufacture, application, use, and performance of surface coatings;

REVIEW articles providing broad, critical overviews of current and emerging advances in coatings science; and

BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS for publication of significant original research results of limited scope (notes) or of immediate importance and impact (letters).

Authors submitting review articles or brief communications should designate them as such in a cover letter. Papers in which proprietary products or processes are promoted for commercial purposes are specifically not acceptable for publication in JCTR. Please consult the ACA Editorial Offices for further information on submissions for the member journals.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Mark E. Nichols, Ford Motor Company, USA

Managing Editor: Dr. Hannah Rogers, American Coatings Association, USA

Technical Editors:

Dr. Douglas Berry, Retired, USA
Dr. Deepanjan Bhattacharya, Eastman Chemical Company, USA
Dr. Alan Ekin, Covestro LLC, USA
Dr. Charles R. Hegedus, Consultant, USA
Mr. Graham A. Howarth, Arropol Chemicals, USA
Dr. Gary R. Larson, Consultant, USA
Dr. Theodore Provder, Polymers and Coatings Consultants, USA
Dr. Clifford K. Schoff, Schoff Associates, USA
Dr. Jill E. Seebergh, The Boeing Company, USA
Dr. Li-piin Sung, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Editorial Review Board:

Dr. Maqsood S. Ahmed, Allnex, USA
Prof. Jamil Baghdachi, Eastern Michigan University, USA
Dr. David R. Bauer, Consultant, USA
Prof. Hadj Benkreira, University of Bradford, UK
Prof. Stuart G. Croll, North Dakota State University, USA
Dr. Colin Cwalina, The Dow Chemical Company, USA
Dr. Bernard S. W. Dawson, Scion, New Zealand
Prof. Flavio Deflorian, Università di Trento, Italy
Dr. Michael Diebold, The Chemours Company, USA
Dr. Richard Eley, Consultant, USA
Dr. Ray Fernando, California Polytechnic State University, USA
Dr. Umesh Harkal, Henkel Corp., India
Dr. Dariush Hosseinpour, Proctor & Gamble, USA
Prof. Mats Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Dr. Ravi G. Joshi, Munzing North America LP, USA
Dr. Søren Kiil, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dr. Matjaz Kunaver, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Prof. Long Lin, University of Leeds, UK
Dr. Wah Sing Loh, Retired, Singapore
Prof. Vinod C. Malshe, Consultant, India
Mr. George R. Pilcher, The ChemQuest Group, USA
Prof. Alexander A. Pud, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Prof. Bernard Riedl, Université Laval, Canada
Dr. Erik Sapper, California Polytechnic State University, USA
Dr. Christopher Seubert, Ford Motor Company, USA
Dr. Subrahmanya Shreepathi, Asian Paints, India
Prof. Jaromir Snuparek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Prof. Serkan Ünal, Sabancı University, Turkey
Prof. Nurseli Uyanik, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Dr. Mitchell A. Winnik, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Qiaolong Yuan, East China University of Science & Technology, People’s Republic of China
Dr. Peter Zarras, NAWCWD, USA
Dr. Maria Zielecka, Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection¾National Research Institute, Poland

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JCTR Facts

Impact Factor for 2021: 2.339
Five-year Impact Factor: 2.455
Articles Downloaded in 2021: 183,759
Print ISSN: 1547-0091
Online ISSN: 1935-3804

Abstracting & Indexing

This journal is indexed in ISI Web of Science®, Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, EBSCO, CSA, Academic OneFile, CEABA-VtB, ChemWeb, Chimica, CSA Environmental Sciences, Current Contents/Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, El-Compendex, OCLC, OmniFile, Polymer Library, Referativnyi Zhurnal (VINITI), SCImago, Summon by ProQuest

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