Polymers is instituting an annual award to recognize outstanding papers in the area of polymer science published in Polymers. We are pleased to announce the first “Polymers Best Paper Award” for 2014. Nominations were selected by the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members of Polymers from all papers published in 2010.
1st prize: Yuk-Hong Ting, Chi-Chun Liu, Sang-Min Park, Hongquan Jiang, Paul F. Nealey and Amy E. Wendt
Surface Roughening of Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) in Ar/O2 Plasma Etching
2nd prize: Mariano Pracella, Md. Minhaz-Ul Haque and Vera Alvarez
Functionalization, Compatibilization and Properties of Polyolefin Composites with Natural Fibers
1st prize: Gilberto Siqueira, Julien Bras and Alain Dufresne
Cellulosic Bionanocomposites: A Review of Preparation, Properties and Applications
For more details, please refer to the Polymers Best Paper Award 2014 Editorial.
We are pleased to report the first Impact Factor for Polymers for 2012. According to the newly released 2012 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2013), the Impact Factor for Polymers is 1.687. Polymers enters the ranking in the category 'Polymer Science' placed 31 out of 83 (Q2). It is the highest ranking open access journal in this category.
We are pleased to announce that Polymers has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) / Web of Science, the leading indexing database in natural sciences.
This means that the research you publish with Polymers is now more visible than ever. Polymers, which was launched in 2009 under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker, provides an interdisciplinary forum for publishing papers which advance the fields of (i) polymerization methods, (ii) theory, simulation, and modeling, (iii) understanding of new physical phenomena, (iv) advances in characterization techniques, and (v) harnessing of self-assembly and biological strategies for producing complex multifunctional structures.
Polymers is also included in Chemical Abstracts (CAS), COMPENDEX, INSPEC and a variety of other indexing databases and archives.