Lubrication Science is devoted to high-quality research which notably advances fundamental and applied aspects of the science and technology related to lubrication. It publishes research articles, short communications and reviews which demonstrate novelty and cutting edge science in the field, aiming to become a key specialised venue for communicating advances in lubrication research and development.
Lubrication is a diverse discipline ranging from lubrication concepts in industrial and automotive engineering, solid-state and gas lubrication, micro & nanolubrication phenomena, to lubrication in biological systems. To investigate these areas the scope of the journal encourages fundamental and application-based studies on:
- Synthesis, chemistry and the broader development of high-performing and environmentally adapted lubricants and additives.
- State of the art analytical tools and characterisation of lubricants, lubricated surfaces and interfaces.
- Solid lubricants, self-lubricating coatings and composites, lubricating nanoparticles.
- Gas lubrication.
- Extreme-conditions lubrication.
- Green-lubrication technology and lubricants.
- Tribochemistry and tribocorrosion of environment- and lubricant-interface interactions.
- Modelling of lubrication mechanisms and interface phenomena on different scales: from atomic and molecular to mezzo and structural.
- Modelling hydrodynamic and thin film lubrication.
- All lubrication related aspects of nanotribology.
- Surface-lubricant interface interactions and phenomena: wetting, adhesion and adsorption.
- Bio-lubrication, bio-lubricants and lubricated biological systems.
- Other novel and cutting-edge aspects of lubrication in all lubrication regimes.
Every paper must clearly define the novelty of the work and provide contemporary references alongside an explanation of the scientific or technological need for the results.
Experimental studies should focus on the understanding and exploration of new insights in lubrication phenomena, based on the detailed characterization of lubricants, materials and interfaces, and with relevant evidence of lubrication functionality. Complete and comprehensive information on testing equipment and parameters should be provided. Theoretical studies should report a new understanding of lubrication processes and lubrication performance including well-defined advantages of the models used, as well as their limitations.
Manuscripts must be written to a good standard of English, for which an editing service is available (http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/).