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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology (ILT) highlights research and analysis of the developments in lubricants, including maximising the efficiency for different machines and finding sustainable alternatives to finite resources.

ISSN: 0036-8792
eISSN: 0036-8792

Aims and scope

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology (ILT) provides a broad coverage of the materials and techniques employed in tribology. It brings together and promotes best practice in the three disciplines of tribology, which comprise lubrication, friction and wear. On the one hand, ILT follows the progress of research into advanced lubricants including ionic liquids, green lubrication, or solid lubricants related to the rise of layered 2D materials. On the other hand, ILT aims at publishing the latest findings related to application-related research for bearings, seals, gears and related machinery parts. A double-blind peer review process involving the editor and other subject experts ensures the content's validity and relevance.

The journal aims to help industry professionals to reduce the loss caused by friction-related downtime, as up to 50% of machinery is at a standstill at any one time as a direct result of a lack of or improper application of lubricants. Determining, which lubricants work best in different types of machinery – and understanding how and why - can have far-reaching effects in areas such as costs, productivity and quality. 

ILT places special emphasis on the development of alternatives to finite hydrocarbons, including synthetics, solid lubricants, polymer composites and novel carbon-based materials. This leading-edge material, drawn from both academic and industrial sources, plus a unique rolling programme review of new products and developments, means that ILT is a balanced and well-informed resource offering immediate practical advantages to its subscribers.

  • Wear-resistant coatings
  • Carbon-based materials
  • 2D layered nanomaterials
  • Advanced lubricants
  • Green lubricants
  • Lubricant additives
  • Tribo-chemistry
  • Condition monitoring
  • Machine learning and big data in tribology
  • Surface texturing
  • Biotribology

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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