Journal Info

Tribology in Industry is open access, peer reviewed international journal with a primary objective to provide the academic community and industry for the submission of original research and applications related to tribology.

The journal was founded in 1979 by the Yugoslav Tribology Society (now Serbian Tribology Society).

Tribology in Industry journal publishes original research papers and review articles in all aspects of the science of friction, wear and lubrication.


Faculty of Engineering, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

Bibliographic Information:

ISSN: 0354-8996 (print version)
eISSN: 2217-7965 (online version)
ZDB-Nummer: 2652232-9
DOI: 10.24874/ti
Abbreviated title: Tribol. Ind.

Publication Frequency:

The journal is published quarterly (March, June, September and December).

Publication Fee:

There is no publication fee to submit or publish content.

Peer Review Mode:

Tribology in Industry uses double-blind peer review.

Subject Area and Category (SCOPUS):

Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering: Mechanics of Materials, Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Physics and Astronomy: Surfaces and Interfaces

Subject Collection (DOAJ):

Technology: Mechanical engineering and machinery


Open Access Statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. All papers are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The journal will adopt CC BY NC licence which means authors and readers can share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format or adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material. This is enabled under the terms of Attribution (You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use) and NonCommercial usage of the material (You may not use the material for commercial purposes).


Copyright Statement

All authors are required to sign the Copyright Agreement for each article submission after receiving the acceptance decision from the Editor. Authors and readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, but they must give appropriate credit (cite the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.


Statement of Peer Review Policies

The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers. The journal uses double-blind peer review model. Authors are requested to suggest two persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editorís decision. The final decision of acceptance is made by the Editor-in-Chief.


Peer Review Process

Submission of Paper

The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal via an online system.

Editorial Office Assessment

The Editorial Office checks that the paper adheres to the requirements described in the journalís Author Guidelines and conducts plagiarism checks.


The Editor-in-Chief assesses the paper, considering its scope, originality, and merits. The Editor-in-Chief may reject the paper at this stage.

Invitation to Reviewers

The Editor-in-Chief sends invitations to individuals believed to be appropriate reviewers. As responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of reviewers is secured Ė commonly this is 2. The journal uses a double-blind peer review model.

Response to Invitations

Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They then accept or decline the invitation to review. If possible, when declining, they might also suggest alternative reviewers.


The reviewer carefully evaluates the paper and provides constructive feedback on its quality, accuracy, originality, and contribution to the field of research. The review is then submitted to the journal, along with the reviewer's recommendation (e.g., to revise, accept, or reject the paper).

Journal Evaluates the Reviews

The editor considers all the returned reviews before making a decision. If the reviews differ widely, the editor may invite an additional reviewer to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

The Decision

The editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.

Final Steps

If accepted, the paper is sent to the Technical Editor. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the editor includes constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article. When the paper returns from review, the reviewers are sent a new version of the paper, unless they have opted out of further participation. However, where only minor changes were requested, this follow-up review might be done by the editor. Based on the reviewers' responses, the editor makes the final decision on accepting or rejecting the paper.


Digital Archiving and Preservation Policy

Digital preservation can be seen as the set of processes and activities that ensure information which now exists in digital formats is backed up and distributed to guarantee continued access for the long term. The digital content of the journal is extremely valuable, and measures are in place to ensure both its current accessibility and long-term preservation. The preservation policy includes the following measures:

Digital Archiving by National library

The content of the Tribology in Industry journal is continually archived and preserved by the National Library of Serbia.

Abstracting / Indexing Services

All journal issues are abstracted and indexed by several abstracting and indexing services, which store essential information about the articles.

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on two servers. The content on one server is online and accessible to readers. A copy of the same content is kept as a backup on the other server. In case of failure of one server, the content from the backup source can be made online, and the website is expected to be accessible within less than 24 hours.

Self Archiving

Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication. Full bibliographic information (article title, authors, journal title, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication must be provided, and a link must be made to the original article source.

If Journal Stops Publishing

We intend and expect to continue to publish our journal for a very long time. If, due to some rare, unfortunate circumstances, we are forced to stop publishing the journal, the manuscripts published in the journal will be kept online and accessible to the readers for at least 10 more years.

Latest issue


Volume 46
Number 2
June 2024

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