Abstracts of contributions submitted to the 11th Symposium on Vacuum based Science and Technology will be published in the Book of Abstracts. Each participant will receive the softbound copy of the Book of Abstracts.


Authors of contributions accepted for oral presentation during the Symposium are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to VACUUM.

There is no page limitation to the contributions and there are no page charges. The type of paper should be “regular article” or “short communication.

Submission of a paper implies that it represents original work not previously published and not being considered for publication elsewhere.

The submissions will be peer reviewed according to procedure for the regular journal papers.

Authors of manuscripts are also invited to consider an open access publication option:



Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412) is an international peer-reviewed and open access journal for the rapid dissemination of the latest research findings in the science and engineering of coatings, thin and thick films, surfaces and interfaces. It publishes original research papers and brief communications that report on the latest finding of research together with review papers that systematize the remarkable points on the state of the art. Since its establishment, Coatings has experienced a constant growth and is now affirmed as a primary platform for the dissemination of research within the surface and interface science and engineering community.

Coatings is covered by leading indexing services, including Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus (Elseiver), Inspec (IET) and other important databases. The latest Impact Factor (IF) is 2.330 and the CiteScore is 2.42.

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