Calls for papers


International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering
International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering


Special issue on: "Developments in Tribology of Composite Materials"

Editor: Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Recently, the use of composite materials has increased in various areas of science and technology due to their special properties, with applications in biomedical, aircraft, automotive, defence and aerospace, as well other advanced industries. Tribology is defined as “the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion” and embraces the study of friction, wear and lubrication.

Nowadays, much research is currently being undertaken to develop new composites and nanocomposites, in different forms, for further enhancing tribological performance and for finding novel applications. This special issue invites the submission of high quality research papers related to friction and wear of polymeric matrix composites (PMCs); metal matrix composites (MMCs); ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), hybrid composites, nanocomposites, biomedical composites, etc.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Nanocomposites
  • Biomedical composites
  • Natural fibre polymer composites
  • Peek and others thermoplastics composites
  • Thermosetting composites
  • Si3N4 composites
  • Superhard composites
  • Alumina composites
  • Aluminium matrix composites
  • Tribological applications of composites

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission: 31 March 2010