The Journal is designed to meet the information requirements of lubricant professionals whose primary concern is the design, formulation, and performance of lubricants and their additives in tribological systems, whichever field of interest - commercial, government, academic, or pure research - they may be involved with.
The Journal is an international, refereed journal which aims to publish high-quality research papers, reviews, short communications and letters to the Editor, devoted to all aspects of lubricants and their additives, including synthetic and biodegradable lubricants. The scope includes reporting on the synthesis and/or development of lubricants, their test results compared to results for other lubricants and comparative performance test results in components or equipment.
The papers on synthetic lubricants focused on synthetic or biodegradable lubricants and not merely a synthetic additive in a non-synthetic base oil, will be published in the section “Synthetic Lubrication”.
TriboTest is a section within the journal which aims to publish high quality papers devoted to all aspects of advancing tribological testing. Reporting of improved techniques for testing, test results evaluation and modelling and simulation techniques that support tribotesting are encouraged. Critical assessments of the effects of test environment, test rig dynamics, accelerated test parameters, and similar, are also of great value.
The tribological tests may range from full scale field testing down to lab testing in the nano-scale with objectives ranging from investigating the whole tribological system, down to investigating the influence of a surface treatment, a coating, or the performance of a lubricant additive in the tribological contact. Test evaluation techniques may include microscopy, topographical evaluation, and chemical analysis. This section invites papers on comparative studies of laboratory tests and field tests with respect to mechanisms, performance and ranking, lab test procedures capable of minimising the dependence on full scale field testing, test procedures capable of generating new fundamental understanding of friction and wear processes, at the nano, macro and micro scales, the design, selection and critical evaluation of tribological tests, diagnostic methods and condition monitoring measurement and characterisation of lubrication films, tribofilms and third bodies.