Focus and Scope

Aims & Scope

The aim of the international conference BALTTRIB 2017 is to provide scientific discussion and present new ideas in the field of tribology. The Conference provides interdisciplinary scientific discussions and the presentations of new ideas for tribology in the context of knowledge, innovations and technological progress.


Section Policies

Lubrication and lubricants

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Surface processing and surface science

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Friction and wear in tribosystems

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Tribological materials

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Title Pages of Conference Proceedings

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Abstracting & Indexing

BALTTRIB 2017 is a peer-reviewed conference proceedings book published online in Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution license CC-BY 4.0:

The authors retain copyright but anyone may reuse the article and create derivatives, even for commercial purposes, with proper attribution


eISSN 2424-5089

eISBN (PDF) 978-609-449-127-6

Published by Aleksandras Stulginskis University


Proceedings of international conferences BALTTRIB are published periodically every two years since 1999.

BALTTRIB 2007 and BALTTRIB 2009 are indexed by Thomson Reuters (Web of Science Core Collection, Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S)) and EBSCO (Academic Search Complete).


Publication Ethics and Publication Statement

BALTTRIB are peer-reviewed conference proceedings published by Aleksandras Stulginskis University.
BALTTRIB is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
In order to provide our readers with conference proceedings of high quality, BALTTRIB proceedings are guided by the following principles:


  • The editor is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the academic record, for having processes in place to assure the quality of the material they publish and for precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
  • Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
  • The editor ensures that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions (i.e. individuals who are able to judge the work and are free from disqualifying competing interests).
  • The editor has systems in place to give authors the opportunity to make original research articles freely available.
  • The editor has systems to ensure that material submitted to their journal remains confidential while under review.
  • BALTTRIB employs the single-blind peer review. All manuscripts published in the proceedings are peer reviewed by two experts in the field.


  • The reviewers of BALTTRIB assist the editors in taking the decision of publishing a submitted manuscript. By formulating suggestions to the authors, the reviewers can contribute to the improvement of submitted works.
  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  • The reviewers should comment on the originality of submissions and should be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism.


  • The authors ensure that they have submitted original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal is considered as an unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • When an author founds error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor and cooperate with him to retract or correct the paper.
  • The confirmation of correctness and the copyright transfer shall be done by signing the printed version of the Author's Guarantee Form.


Editorial Team


Prof. Dr Juozas PADGURSKAS, Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania

Managing Editors

Raimundas RUKUIŽA, Audrius ŽUNDA, Artūras KUPČINSKAS

Editorial Board

Svajus ASADAUSKAS               Lithuania
Ramutis BANSEVIČIUS             Lithuania
Wilfried J. BARTZ                     Germany
Bharat BHUSHAN                     USA
Jean-Pierre CELIS                    Belgium
Henrikas CESIULIS                  Lithuania
Aleksandr I. DIKUSAR              Moldova
Fridrich FRANEK                      Austria
Dmitrij N. GARKUNOV              Russia
Beatriz GRAÇA                         Portugal
Vytenis JANKAUSKAS               Lithuania
Jacob KÜBARSEPP                    Estonia
Elguja KUTELIA                        Georgia
Rimantas LEVINSKAS               Lithuania
Valentin V. MIKHAILOV             Moldova
Nikolai K. MYSHKIN                  Belarus
Juozas PADGURSKAS                Lithuania
Alexandru V. RADULESCU         Romania
Raimundas RUKUIŽA                Lithuania
Richard F. SALANT                   USA
Jan SENATORSKI                     Poland
Česlovas SIPAVIČIUS               Lithuania
Natalia TINTARU                      Moldova
Volkert M. WOLLESEN              Germany
Janis ZICANS                           Latvia