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Tribology Online

The peer-reviewed electronic journal “Tribology Online” is dedicated to facilitating global exchange of up-to-date information among tribologists and researchers in relevant fields through rapid publication of high-quality papers on all aspects of tribology: science and technology of lubrication, friction, wear, lubricants, tribo-materials, tribo-systems, and so on. The journal is open access and fully supported by the Japanese Society of Tribologists; authors can publish with no publication fee, and readers can access the publication with no subscription fee.

• Peer-reviewed
• Covering all aspects of tribology
• Rapid publication
• Open access (with CC BY-NC-ND)
• No article processing charge
• International editorial board
• Indexed in ESCI, Scopus, DOAJ, etc.

Online ISSN 1881-2198 | ISSN-L 1881-218X
The journal publishes four issues per year with occasional special issues.



Joichi Sugimura

Professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Vice Editor

Takashi Nogi

Kyodo Yushi Co., Ltd., Fujisawa, Japan


Call for papers - Special Issue on Surface Texturing for Improving Tribological Properties

June 7, 2022

Tribology Online now welcomes papers to be published in "Special Issue on Surface Texturing for Improving Tribological Properties".

Guest Editors:
Prof. Shinya Sasaki (Tokyo University of Science)
Prof. Koshi Adachi (Tohoku University)

The deadline of submission is December 31, 2022.
The target publication date of the special issue is June 30, 2023.

For more information, please see the Call for Papers - Special Issue on Surface Texturing for Improving Tribological Properties.

Call for papers - WTC 2022 Special Issue

May 2, 2022

Tribology Online now welcomes papers presented at the 7th World Tribology Congress in Lyon.

The deadline of submission is Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
The special issues will be published early 2023 and mid 2023.

When you submit your manuscript to Tribology Online, please select “WTC 2022” at "Section/Category" in "General Information", and write Theme number and Session number of your presentation in "Comments".

The papers will be peer reviewed in the same way as other submissions.

Technical Report added to the types of contribution

April 1, 2022

Technical Report was added to the types of contribution, which should focus on development and application of novel and practical technology. The journal welcomes submissions of Technical Report from industry as well as academia in tribology and relevant fields.

Tribology Online now indexed in DOAJ

June 23, 2021

Tribology Online is now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Tribology Online - DOAJ