We are pleased to announce that the following universities have joined MDPI's institutional membership program:
Primary authors from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 15 July 2015.
Primary authors from VU University Amsterdam and the University of Leeds will benefit from a 10% discount on the article processing charges as of 1 August 2015.
Additional details can be found on our institutional membership page.
We are pleased to announce the initiation of the biennial Polymers Awards. This prize for excellence in polymer research field will be awarded at the beginning of 2016. Nominations are open to all investigators who work in the polymer research field. The candidates must be nominated by two established scientists rather than sending applications themselves. The support letter should highlight their achievements and contribution to the field and recommend them for this award; i.e., self-nomination is not accepted. Please access details here http://www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers/awards.pdf
We are pleased to report the 2014 Impact Factor for Polymers. According to the 2015 release of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (published by Thomson Reuters in June 2015), the updated Impact Factor for Polymers is 3.681. It has risen from 2.505 in the previous year (+47%), as illustrated in the figure below. The 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.904. Polymers now ranks 13/82 (Q1) in the category ‘Polymer Science’.
Evolution of the Polymers Impact Factor:
Evolution of citations to Polymers:
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.