Tribology Letters is devoted to the development of the science of tribology and its applications, particularly focusing on publishing high-quality papers at the forefront of tribological science and that address the fundamentals of friction, lubrication, wear, or adhesion.  The journal facilitates communication and exchange of seminal ideas among thousands of practitioners who are engaged worldwide in the pursuit of tribology-based science and technology.

  • Devoted to the development of the science of tribology and its applications
  • Presents new information on the properties of surfaces and interfaces in relative motion, including friction, lubrication, wear, adhesion, failure and contact phenomena
  • Fosters exchange of ideas among practitioners and researchers worldwide
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Nicholas D. Spencer
Editors
  • David Burris,
  • Juliette Cayer-Barrioz,
  • Ashlie Martini
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.566 (2019)
Impact factor
2.576 (2019)
Five year impact factor
24 days
Submission to first decision
112 days
Submission to acceptance
245,297 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-2711
Print ISSN
1023-8883
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