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. Belgian Polymer Group (BPG) and The Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) are affiliated with Polymers and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • 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. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019).
  • 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: 3.164 (2018) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.542 (2018)
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Special Issue in Polymers
Polymer Materials for Holography Guest Editors: Izabela Naydenova, Suzanne Martin
Deadline: 21 November 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Hybrid Adhesive and Coatings for Medical Applications Guest Editors: Hanna Dodiuk, Dan Lewitus
Deadline: 30 November 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Thermosets II Guest Editors: Angels Serra, Xavier Ramis
Deadline: 20 December 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Polymer Based Bio-Sensors Guest Editor: Oh Seok Kwon
Deadline: 31 December 2019
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
Design and Synthesis of Polymers Collection Editor: Shin-ichi Yusa
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