of the Balkan Tribological Association is an International Journal
edited by the Balkan Tribo-logical
Association for rapid scientific and
other information, covering all aspects of the processes included in
tribology, tribomechanics, tribochemistry and tribology.
Aims and Scope
The decision for editing and printing of the current journal was taken
on Balkantrib'93, Sofia, October, 1993
during the Round Table
discussion of the representatives of the Balkan countries: Bulgaria.
Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Turkey and
Yugoslavia. The Journal of the Balkan Tribological
dedicated to the fundamental and technological research of the third
principle in nature - the contacts.
The j ournal will act as international focus for contacts between the
specialists working in fundamental and practical
areas of tribology.
The main topics and examples of the scientific areas of interest to the
a) overall tribology;
b) tribotechnics and tribomechanics; friction, lubrication,
abrasive wear, boundary lubrication, adhesion, cavitation,
computer simulation, vibration phenomena, mechanical contacts in
gaseous, liquid and solid phase, technological
c) tribochemistry - defects in solid bodies, tribochemical
emissions, triboluminescence, triboche-miluminescence,
tribochemistry; composite materials, polymeric materials in mechanics
and tribology; special materials in
military and space technologies,
d) kinetics, thermodynamics and mechanism of tribochemical processes;
e) biotribology - biological tribology, tribophysiotherapy, tribological wear, biological tribotech-nology, etc.;
f) lubrication - solid, semi-liquid lubricants,
additives for oils and lubricants, surface phenomena. wear in the
of lubricants; lubricity of fuels;
g) ecological tribology; the role of tribology in the
sustainable development of technology: h) management and organisation
of the production; machinery breakdown; oil monitoring; j)
European legislation in the field of tribotechnics and lubricating oils;
k) educational problems in tribology, lubricating oils and fuels.
The Impact factor for 2013 is 0,321 and the Impact factor for the last 5 years - 0,266.