Open Access Tribology Journals

A list of Open Access Tribology journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Tribology is deals with the scientific description of friction, wear and lubrication

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

This list of Tribology Open Access journals will hopefully make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Tribology manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Tribology journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. In many cases, you only see lists of Tribology journals, nonetheless, in our case we have made the list with open access Tribology journals in mind.Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Tribology venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Tribology journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Tribology OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Tribology Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
ISRN Tribology (Online)2090-889XHindawi (International Scholarly Research Network)20100
Green tribology2351-521XVytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy41075
Tribologia0780-2285Tribologia - Finnish Journal of Tribology271348.1
Friction2223-7690Springer Nature630800947.8Website
Lubricants2075-4442MDPI AG774539143.2Website
Metallurgy and Foundry Engineering1230-2325AGH University of Science and Technology Press3233.3
Tribology Online1881-218X742274526.5Website
Advances in Tribology1687-5915Hindawi Limited157160726.1Website
Tribology in industry0354-8996Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac34190722.6Website
Problemi tribologìï2079-1372Khmelnytskyi National University1541220.8Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access is the free online access of research articles coupled with the rights to use and distribute these articles fully in the digital environment.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
Relevance is used to quantify the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100. For example, “Brain Stimulation” has a relevance of “24” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it is somewhat related to the field of Computer Science.
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