General Information

Aims and Scope

The electronic online journal "Tribology Online" aims to facilitate exchange of information thorough rapid publication of high quality papers for the worldwide development of tribology. The scope includes all aspects of tribology and other science and engineering areas that relate to the subjects of tribology. The journal is completely electronic, and is open to the world for free access through Internet.

Peer reviewed original papers

Tribology Online publishes Article, Short Communication and Review.

Article is intended to be an original report of researches and technological developments in tribology and relevant fields. Short Communication is intended to be a preliminary report of new concepts, findings, technological developments and opinions whose rapid publication will be important for a large number of readers in relevant fields. Review is intended to be review of researches and technological developments in tribology and relevant fields.

The manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two referees before they are accepted for publication.

Preparation of manuscripts

It is a condition for publication that all manuscripts must be written in English, and prepared in electronic form. Recommended length of Short Communication Papers is four printed pages. There is no page limit for Article and Review.

For details please see Information for Contributors and Authors' Guide for Manuscript Preparation.

Information for Contributors
Authors' Guide for Manuscript Preparation

Publication Charges

No page charge is made.

Rights and Permissions

Tribology Online is published by Japanese Society of Tribologists. The copyright in papers accepted for publication becomes the property of the Japanese Society of Tribologists; all authors are asked to transfer copyright to the society prior to publication.

All journal articles published after July 15, 2017 in Tribology Online are open access and to be distributed under the terms of the latest version of the Creative Commons Attribution license. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND),

CC BY-NC-ND allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes, and further does not permit distribution of the article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work.

Author Right

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of Creative Commons Attribution license, the authors of the papers published in Tribology Online may reproduce any part of their papers to recognized publications without written permission. The authors are requested to cite reference to the original papers in the reproduced articles.