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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or LaTeX document file format.
  • Where available, DOIs and URLs for the references have been provided in the bibliography in the form: https://doi.org/10.1109/5.7717573
  • Potential reviewers (from 1 to 3) for the Submission are suggested in "Comments for the Editor" field, including the name, email, institution and arguments.

Author Guidelines

TRIBOLOGIA -Finnish Journal of Tribology is a journal publishing both practical and scientific articles related to wear, friction and lubrication. They are preferably written in English, but Finnish, Swedish and German languages are also accepted.

Journal template here.

Manuscript submission
Manuscripts are submitted using the journal’s online submission system https://journal.fi/tribologia. Authors need to Register and Log in prior to submission. Please read first the About the Journal page for the Journal's policies. Before submission, read these Author Guidelines carefully. The authors should submit a separate cover letter indicating the significance of the manuscript. Please provide full names (forename and surname) in its entirety of all authors in the OJS and clearly indicate the corresponding author.

Manuscripts must be in editable format (Word or Latex). You may want to utilize the template of the journal found here.


The manuscript is typed on A4-sized paper. The typing area should be 25 cm high and 17 cm wide. The Times New Roman lettering is used. The name of the author(s), the firm/institute, the postal address, the telephone number and the e-mail address are centered and written single spaced (12 pt). The title of the text should be capitalized, double printed, magnified (18 pt) and centered. The actual text (12 pt) is written in two columns with a distance of 1.25 between them.

The major headings are capitalized and double printed. The secondary headings are underlined. All headings are separated from the text by two lines of space above and one line of space below. Each new paragraph starts from the left margin. Subsequent paragraphs are separated by a line of space.

Equations and tables should be separated from the text by two lines of space. They should be numbered and referred to in the text. Each table should have a title above it. The size of any table may not exceed one page. The references are collected to a reference list numbered in the order of their first appearance in the manuscript. The corresponding number is presented in square brackets in the text. The figures should be preferably enclosed in the text. All figures are numbered sequentially and referred to in the text.

DOI-numbers, if available, have to be added in the bibliography in the form: https://doi.org/10.1109/5.7717573 (please follow accurately the form, i.e. add https://doi.org/)

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As part of the manuscript submission and peer review processes, Finnish Journal of Tribology will require your email address and contact information. The email address you provide as part of the process will be used to contact you regarding submissions, reviews, services, and accounts.

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