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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


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

Creative Commons (CC) license description updated

May 11, 2020

Descriptions about the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND) are updated in "Information for Contributors", "Authors' Guide for Manuscript Preparation", and "Copyright Transfer Form", which all authors of Tribology Online papers are asked to read, understand and agree. A particular attention should be paid when the authors use third-party materials such as figures in their papers.