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Aims and Scope

The electronic online journal "Tribology Online", published by the Japanese Society of Tribologists, JAST, 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.

Type of Contribution

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 develop-ments 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.

Length of Manuscripts

Recommended length for Short Communication is four printed pages (e.g. 2,000 words plus less than ten figures/tables).

There is no page limit for Article and Review.

Originality

Submission of manuscripts implies that it has not been published previously, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Ethics and responsibilities of authors

It is essential that all who participate in producing the journal conduct themselves as authors, reviewers, editors, and publishers in accord with the highest level of professional ethics and standards. By submitting a manuscript to this journal, each author implicitly confirms that it meets the highest ethical standards. Also, authors should be responsible for statements or opinions advanced in papers to be published in this journal.

Preparation of Manuscripts

It is a condition for publication that all manuscripts must be written in English, and prepared in accordance with Authors' Guide for Manuscript Preparation., which describes structure of manuscripts, necessary elements to be included and their formats. Manuscript should be prepared in electronic form using accepted word-processing software.

For details please see Authors' Guide for Manuscript Preparation.

http://www.tribology.jp/trol/AuthorGuide.html

Submission of Paper

Transfer of documents in manuscript submission, reviewing, correspondence for revision, and authors' reply for Tribology Online are made through Editorial Manager® - an online manuscript submission and peer review system-, except for signed materials.

To submit a manuscript, go to:

https://www.editorialmanager.com/trol/

Refereeing

The manuscripts submitted are peer reviewed by at least two reviewers. Reviewer recommendation terms are:
- accept with no change required
- accept with minor revisions
- re-review after major revisions
- reject for publication

Decisions regarding acceptance of manuscripts are made by the Editor based on reviewers' recommendation. Mandatory and/or optional revisions, and minor amendments, if any, are listed and sent to the authors, who are responsible for making required changes or improvements, or may state objections.

Evaluation of manuscripts of Article is based upon novelty, technical quality, significance of research, clarity and conciseness in presentation, and definitiveness, and whether proper English is used are also the points to be reviewed.

Evaluation of manuscripts of Short Communication is based upon originality and technical quality. Significance of research, clarity in presentation, and whether proper English is used are also the points to be reviewed.

Evaluation of manuscripts of Review is based upon technical quality, significance in relevant fields, and clarity and conciseness in presentation, and whether proper English is used are also the points to be reviewed.

The authors when required revisions should submit the revised manuscript within a month after receipt of the list of comments and suggestions of the reviewers, otherwise the initial submission date is not retained.

Statements and opinions in published papers, even if changed or improved in the course of required revisions, are individual expressions of the authors and not those of the society.

English native correction

When a paper that has been accepted for publication needs English native correction, the Editor will ask the authors to do so before they submit the final version of the manuscript. Manuscripts below the acceptable level will not be published.

Publication Charges

No page charge is made.

Errata

Correction of errors in documents previously published in Tribology Online may be disclosed in the journal errata pages.

Authors should contact:

mailto:puboffice.trol@tribology.jp

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.

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.

Copyright Transfer Form is available to download at <http://www.tribology.jp/trol/download.html>

All journal papers 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), http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

CC BY-NC-ND allows users to copy and distribute the paper, only upon conditions that (i) users do not copy or distribute such paper for commercial purposes, (ii) users do not change, modify or edit such paper in any way, (iii) users give appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI (Digital Object Identifier)) and provide a link to this license, and (iv) users acknowledge and agree that users and their use of such paper are not connected with, or sponsored, endorsed, or granted official status by the Licensor (i.e. Japanese Society of Tribologists). On submission of the paper, the authors should understand and agree that their published paper will be subject to the above Creative Commons license.

Note that the authors must indicate, onto the paper, the copyright holder of third-party materials such as figures in their paper and obtain the permission from the copyright holder, because the third-party materials in the paper are NOT included in the paper’s Creative Commons license.

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 paper.

Author Enquiries

All author enquiries should be addressed to

mailto:puboffice.trol@tribology.jp