Friction Journal Awards in 2018

Best Review Papers

The 2018 Best Review Papers of Friction were awarded to “Stress-augmented thermal activation: Tribology feels the force” by Hugh SPIKES in Vol. 6, No. 1, 1–31, and “Adhesion and surface forces in polymer tribology—A review” by Nikolai MYSHKIN, Alexander KOVALEV in Vol. 6, No. 2, 143–155.

Best Research Papers

The 2018 Best Research Papers of Friction were awarded to “Black phosphorus as a new lubricant” by Wei WANG, Guoxin XIE, Jianbin LUO in Vol. 6, No. 1, 116–142, and “Combined effect of the use of carbon fiber and seawater and the molecular structure on the tribological behavior of polymer materials” by Zhiqiang WANG, Jing NI, Dianrong GAO in Vol. 6, No. 2, 183–194.

Best Short Communication

The 2018 Best Short Communication of Friction was awarded to “60 years of Rabinowicz’ criterion for adhesive wear” by Elena POPOVA, Valentin L. POPOV, Dae-Eun KIM in Vol. 6, No. 3, 341–348.

Top Downloaded Paper

The 2018 Top Downloaded Paper of Friction was awarded to “Anti-loosening performance of coatings on fasteners subjected to dynamic shear load” by Junbo ZHOU, Jianhua LIU, Huajiang OUYANG, Zhenbing CAI, Jinfang PENG, Minhao ZHU in Vol. 6, No. 1, 32–46.

Top Cited Paper

The 2018 Top Cited Paper of Friction was awarded to “Advances in nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of lubricants and additives” by J. P. EWEN, D. M. HEYES, D. DINI in Vol. 6, No. 2, 349–386.

Excellent Contributing Editorial Board Members

The Excellent Contributing Editorial Board Members were issued to Prof. Yonggang Meng, at Tsinghua University, China, and Prof. Valentin L. POPOV, at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.