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Polymers — Open Access Journal

Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360; CODEN: POLYCK) is a peer-reviewed 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 https://scg.ch/membership 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 (2017 CiteScore: 3.30), 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 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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: 2.935 (2017) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.509 (2017)

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Polymers
Renewable Polymer Composites Guest Editor: Ning Yan
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Polymers
Polymer-Based Flexible Printed Electronics and Sensors Guest Editor: Tae-il Kim
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Polymers
Biocatalytic Functionalization and Degradation of Synthetic Polymers Guest Editor: Wolfgang Zimmermann
Deadline: 10 January 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application Guest Editors: Wenguo Cui, Xin Zhao, David Nisbet
Deadline: 31 January 2019

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
Sustainable Polymeric Materials from Renewable Resources Collection Editor: George Z. Papageorgiou
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polymeric Adhesives Collection Editor: Antonio Pizzi
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