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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

Covers all automotive and industrial applications of lubricants

ISSN: 0036-8792

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2018 Impact Factor: 1.037*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 1.030*

CiteScore 2018: 1.25
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.79 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as Scientific Lubrication and then Industrial Lubrication
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Aims & Scope

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology provides a broad coverage of the materials and techniques employed in tribology. It contains a firm technical news element which brings together and promotes best practice in the three disciplines of tribology, which comprise lubrication, wear and friction. ILT also follows the progress of research into advanced lubricants, bearings, seals, gears and related machinery parts, as well as materials selection. A double-blind peer review process involving the editor and other subject experts ensures the content's validity and relevance. For a full list of the journal's review board, please see below.


The science of industrial machinery lubrication, friction and wear has been well established for many decades. 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. At any one time, up to 50% of machinery is at a standstill due to problems related to friction—and when it's your organization bearing the costs of that downtime, you need to know what you can do to reduce such huge potential losses. ILT will help you to achieve just that.

Key benefits

The journal places special emphasis on the development of alternatives to finite hydrocarbons, including synthetics, ‘dry’ lubricants, plastics composites and innovative carbon 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.

Key journal audiences

  • Materials scientists
  • Design engineers
  • Executives of companies concerned with lubricants and allied products


  • Abrasion resistant materials
  • Advanced lubricants
  • Advanced surfaces
  • Biotribology
  • Carbon-based materials
  • Condition monitoring
  • Green tribology
  • Lubricant additives
  • Oil refining
  • Surface texturing
  • Wear-resistant coatings

This journal is abstracted an indexed by:

  • Academic Source Complete;
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: (Electronic Database)
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Catalysts/Zeolites
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Fuel Reformulation
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Health & Environment
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Oil Field Chemicals
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals;
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Petroleum Substitutes
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Transportation & Storage
  • API Technical Literature Abstracts: Tribology
  • CSA Abstracts in New Technologies & Engineering (ANTE)
  • CSA Aluminium Industry Abstracts
  • CSA Corrosion Abstracts
  • CSA Engineered Materials Abstracts
  • CSA Mechanical and Transport Engineering Abstracts (Selective)
  • CSA Metals Abstracts
  • EI Compendex
  • Engineering Index
  • Fluid Abstracts
  • ReadCube Discover
  • TOC Premier
  • Zetoc.

This journal is ranked by: 

  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals 
  • Science Citation Index Expanded SCIE (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Scopus

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection page.

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* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

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