Special Issues of the journals Vacuum and Surface and Coatings Technology (SCT)
Manuscript Deadline: July 15, 2024
One of the goals of this conference is the publication of high-quality papers based on the conference presentations in Special Issues of the journals Vacuum and Surface and Coatings Technology (SCT), both quartile Q1 journals in all categories.
We therefore strongly encourage you to submit high-quality manuscripts based on your presentations at ICMCTF 2024 before the July 15, 2024, submission deadline. The submission of the manuscripts can only be done through the link at the bottom of this page.
Publishing your manuscripts at the Special Issues of ICMCTF has many advantages compared to publishing articles in regular issues:
One-year open access: In collaboration with Elsevier Science Publishers, the ICMCTF Special Issues will be available with one-year open access on the SCT and Vacuum websites. Anyone worldwide will be able to download and read the Special Issues’ papers from the journal websites free of charge. This will increase the visibility and number of citations for all papers appearing in the 2024 ICMCTF Special Issues. Later in the year, all attendees will be notified via email when the Special Issues are completed and free retrieval of articles is accessible.
On-line publication as soon as it is accepted: Immediately following ICMCTF 2024, as soon as a manuscript is accepted, it will be published online within two weeks after acceptance in either SCT or Vacuum.
Editor’s Pick: The Conference organizers have also made an agreement with Elsevier Science Publishers to feature Editor’s Picks of selected articles from the ICMCTF 2024 Special Issues. The selected articles will be highlighted later in the year once all accepted submitted manuscripts have been published online.