Gels is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on physical and chemical gels. Gels is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Polymer Science) / CiteScore - Q2 (Polymers and Plastics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 11.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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.
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Impact Factor: 4.432 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.523 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Foods, Gels, Materials, Polymers
Transdisciplinary Rheology, a Bridge to Sustainable Progress and Welfare Topic Editors: Maria Teresa Cidade, Alberto Romero García, Anabela Raymundo, Luis Alfonso Trujillo-Cayado
Deadline: 20 August 2022
Topic in Batteries, Gels, Membranes, Polymers, Energies
Polymer Electrolytes Topic Editors: Rong-Ho Lee, Catalin Gainaru
Deadline: 31 October 2022
Topic in Coatings, Colloids and Interfaces, Gels, Molecules, Polymers
Insight into Liquid/Fluid Interfaces Topic Editors: Eduardo Guzmán, Armando Maestro
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Biomedicines, Gels, Materials, Micro, Polymers
Hydrogel-Based Platforms for Advanced Therapy and Theranostics Topic Editors: Sérgio R. S. Veloso, Elisabete M. S. Castanheira, Valéria Gomes, Verónica Salgueiriño, Paula M. T. Ferreira, Miguel A. Correa-Duarte
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Gels
Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Advanced Applications Guest Editors: Sher Bahadar Khan, Tahseen Kamal, Kalsoom Akhtar
Deadline: 20 August 2022
Special Issue in Gels
Advances in Hydrogels Guest Editors: Kiat Hwa Chan, Yang Liu
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue in Gels
Gel Dosimetry Guest Editors: Salvatore Gallo, Silvia Locarno
Deadline: 15 September 2022
Special Issue in Gels
Aerogel Hybrids and Nanocomposites Guest Editors: István Lázár, Melita Menelaou
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Topical Collection in Gels
Recent Advances and Future Perspectives in Stimuli-Responsive Gels Collection Editors: Dirk Kuckling, Sandra Van Vlierberghe
Topical Collection in Gels
Recent Advances and Future Perspectives in Organogels and Organogelators Research Collection Editor: Jean-Michel Guenet
Topical Collection in Gels
Hydrogel in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Collection Editor: Esmaiel Jabbari
Topical Collection in Gels
Feature Papers in Gel Materials Collection Editor: David Díaz Díaz
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