American Coatings Association


Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, the official scientific publication of the American Coatings Association, is published six times annually by Springer Science+Business Media New York. JCTR includes the highest level of technical information in the industry and features peer-reviewed original research papers, technical reviews, and short communications.

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Impact Factor for JCTR for 2017:  1.619
Five Year Impact Factor: 1.744

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Print ISSN: 1547-0091
Online ISSN: 1935-3804



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Editorial Board

Mark Nichols
Ford Motor Company, USA

Technical Editors

Editorial Review Board

Mission Statement

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

Papers judged to be of high scientific and 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.

Online Manuscript Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online at Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall production times. Authors can upload manuscript files following the instructions given on the site. Complete Instructions for Authors are available at


ACA Members: For ACA Science & Technology members and corporate members, an annual online subscription is included as a benefit of membership. All employees of ACA member companies qualify for a free online subscription to JCTR. To register for this benefit, click here.

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