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MDPI SI-Pavement Surface Coatings 2020 : SCIE indexed-Special Issue of Journal Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412, IF2.330, Q2) : Pavement Surface Coatings


When Feb 28, 2020 - Nov 30, 2020
Where Basel, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2020
Categories    materials   coatings   materials science   transportation

Call For Papers

★Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412, IF2.330, Q2)
★Special Issue "Pavement Surface Coatings"

★Call for papers★

Dear Colleagues,

Pavement surface characteristics are crucial for both safety and funtional quality of transportation infrastructure. The correct design of pavement coatings, together with adequate construction and maintenance processes, ensures good performances in terms of skid resistance, regularity, structural resistance, vehicle control and dynamics, drainage and prevention of aquaplaning, vehicle operational costs, and environmental sustainability.

Mechanical, thermal, chemical and/or physical properties and characteristics of bitumens, aggregates, asphalt or cement concrete, as well as rheological characteristics of these materials, can significantly influence road surface performance.

The availability of new natural and industrial resources and the opportunity to recycle materials or reuse by-products in road constructions have modified the approach to pavement manufacture. In addition, techniques and procedures for road pavements design and construction have been constantly improved in the last few decades.

Scope of the Special Issue is to present and discuss the most recent research advances in this field and to consider how these results allow to obtain better functional and structural performances of pavement surface coatings.

In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Pavement surface characteristics and performances;
Pavement design, construction, management, maintenance, and
rehabilitation techniques;
Pavement management systems;
Pavement surface and subsurface drainage;
Pavement mechanics and pavement design;
Innovative design methods;
Pavement materials;
Pavement recycling;
Environmental issues, low-noise and sustainable pavements;
Pavement and surface testing;
Functional and structural evaluation;
Pavement-vehicle interaction and safety issues.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Cantisani
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Loprencipe
Guest Editors

★When you choose Coatings, you benefit from:

- High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and Inspec (IET);
- Owning the full copyright to your work, and your article is free to read for anyone at any time;
- A rapid publication process: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).

★Article Processing Charges★

Coatings is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. The Article Processing Charges (APC) for accepted papers are CHF 1600. You may be entitled to a discount if you have previously received a discount code or if your institute is participating in the MDPI Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), for more information see:

For this special invitation, we would like to offer you a *20% discount* on APC. We hope that you choose to take advantage of this offer and look forward to collaborating with you.

★Submission Instructions★

To submit to the Special Issue, please click here:

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (

★Important Dates★
The submission deadline is 30 November 2020. All papers accepted for publication will be published immediately.

Mr. Raynor Zhou

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