Gels is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on physical and chemical gels. Gels is published quarterly 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 many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Polymer Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: 4.702 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.051 (2020)
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Special Issue in Gels
Polymer Gels Guest Editor: Michael T. Cook
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Gels
Supramolecular Gels: New Knowledge Guest Editor: John Hardy
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Special Issue in Gels
Advances in Nanogels Guest Editors: Chien-Chi Lin, Emanuele Mauri, Filippo Rossi
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Gels
Aerogel Hybrids and Nanocomposites Guest Editors: István Lázár, Melita Menelaou
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Topical Collection in Gels
Feature Papers in Gel Materials Collection Editor: David Díaz Díaz
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