Tribologia - Finnish Journal of Tribology <p>An open access journal publishing both practical and scientific articles related to tribology: wear, friction and lubrication.</p> <p>Benefits to Authors:</p> <ul> <li class="show">No publication fees</li> <li class="show">Authors remain as copyright owners</li> <li class="show">Peer reviewed publishing process</li> <li class="show">Prompt publishing</li> <li class="show">Free printed copy for the corresponding author</li> </ul> <p>The flyer of the journal can be downloaded in pdf-form by clicking the picture below:</p> <p><img src="blob:" /></p> The Finnish Society for Tribology en-US Tribologia - Finnish Journal of Tribology 0780-2285 <p>The authors of the publication retain the copyrights and the author can publish the article also in other media, such as in her/his PhD thesis or open access databases, such as ResearchGate.</p> <p>The license of the published metadata is Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).</p> History of Tribology in Finland 1881 – 2023 and the Finnish Society for Tribology 1977 - 2023 <p>The field of Tribology defined as the “science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion, that is friction, lubrication and wear” was introduced to the scientific community in a UK governmental report 1966. UK experts and scientists introduced this new approach to solve industrial problems in engineering design, material technology and lubricant chemistry to Finnish colleagues in the late 1970s. The foundation of the Finnish Society for Tribology 1977 boosted academic and technological activities in the area. Tribology as a topic was introduced in the Finnish universities. Investments were made in collaborative research activities with universities, research centers and industry involved. The international collaboration expanded and the Finnish tribologists initiated and started the 1<sup>st</sup> NORDTRIB regional tribology conference series in Tampere 1984 and hosted the worldwide 5<sup>th</sup> EUROTRIB International Tribology Congress in Helsinki 1989. The Finnish Journal of Tribology was established 1982. Large joint research activities were generated especially with the Nordic and European countries, Soviet Union and China. Internationally recognized top research groups were initiated and flourished in Tampere and Helsinki on the topics of abrasive, slurry-erosion and fretting wear; engineering ceramics; thin coating tribology; biotribology; computational modelling in tribology; and calculations on global economic and environmental impact of tribology.</p> <p>This article is modified from the report which the Finnish Society for Tribology contributed to the project “History of Science in Finland” by The Federation of the Finnish Learned Societies (Tieteellisten Seurain Valtuuskunta, TSV).</p> Kenneth Holmberg Helena Ronkainen Peter Andersson Janne Juoksukangas Kati Valtonen Arto Lehtovaara Matti Säynätjoki Pekka Salonen Heikki Sundquist Copyright (c) 2023 Kenneth Holmberg, Helena Ronkainen, Peter Andersson, Janne Juoksukangas, Kati Valtonen, Arto Lehtovaara, Matti Säynätjoki, Pekka Salonen , Heikki Sundquist 2023-12-01 2023-12-01 40 3 4–38 4–38 10.30678/fjt.141565 Foreword No 3 (2023) <p>Dear Readers,</p> <p>It is my pleasure to introduce you our latest issue – special issue related to the history of tribology in Finland and our Finnish society for Tribology. The article has been written by group of honorable tribologists who have been contributing to our society over the years.&nbsp;</p> <p>The article tributes the first steps of tribology related research in Finland, well before the term tribology was brought to the day light by Jost report in 1966. After the foundation of the Finnish Society for Tribology in 1977, the tribology related research was more recognized in both academia and industry. The aim of the Finnish Society of Tribology is to support the tribology related research and development in order to increase the knowledge related to the field. One of the ways have been publishing tribology related peer reviewed research papers in our own journal – Tribologia.</p> <p>Personally I like to thank authors for their contributions not only to this valuable piece of history but also for their valuable contributions to our tribology society over the past years and years to come.</p> <p>Enjoy reading our latest issue,</p> <p><em>Vuokko Marjamaa</em><br>Editor-in-Chief</p> Vuokko Marjamaa Copyright (c) 2023 2023-12-01 2023-12-01 40 3 3 3