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Polymers — Open Access Journal of Polymer Science

Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360; CODEN: POLYCK) is an open access journal of polymer science published monthly online by MDPI. The journal is the publication partner of Belgian Polymer Group. The members of BPG receive discounts on article process charges. The Swiss Chemical Society is a partner of Polymers and its members receive a discount on the article processing charge. Please visit for more details.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus, Ei Compendex, CAS, Polymer Library, EBSCOhost and Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Testimonials: See what our authors say about Polymers.

Impact Factor: 3.364 (2016) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.330 (2016)

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20–24 May 2018 EUPOC2018
3–7 June 2018 POC 2018

Special Issues

Special Issue in Polymers
Polymer Hybrid Materials Guest Editors: Ping Xu, Zaixing Jiang
Deadline: 25 May 2018
Special Issue in Polymers
Tailored Polymer Synthesis by Advanced Polymerization Techniques Guest Editor: Zhibin Ye
Deadline: 28 May 2018
Special Issue in Polymers
Surface Modification and Functional Coatings for Polymers Guest Editor: Boxin Zhao
Deadline: 10 June 2018
Special Issue in Polymers
Emulsion Polymerization Guest Editors: Gregory T. Russell, Chris Fellows
Deadline: 30 June 2018

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Polymers
Featured Mini Reviews in Polymer Science Collection Editor: Alexander Böker
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polyelectrolytes Collection Editors: Christine Wandrey, Ruth Freitag, Ulrich Scheler
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polymeric Adhesives Collection Editor: Antonio Pizzi

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