Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry

ISSN: 1068-3755 (Print) 1934-8002 (Online)


Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry is the official journal of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova. It publishes theoretical and applied articles dealing with a broad spectrum of topics in surface engineering and the application of electrochemistry in industrial processing. The journal elucidates the methods and processes of the electrical treatment of materials, utilization of electrical fields, currents and charges, improvement of existing technologies, intensification of heat-and-mass transfer processes, and treatment of biological media and foodstuffs.

A partial list of topics explored in the journal includes precision machining by spark erosion; electrochemical precision machining and surface finishing; surface layer hard alloying of metals; deposition of coatings from metal plasma; and electrolytic heating, magnetic annealing, electrolyte solutions and processes. This journal also features sections on equipment and instrumentation.


Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind or double blind peer review formats. Our team of reviewers includes 105 reviewers, both internal and external (93%), from 13 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 5 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by Peer Reviewers.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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