Polymers is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of polymer science published semimonthly online by MDPI. Belgian Polymer Group (BPG), European Colloid & Interface Society (ECIS), The Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) 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 within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science)Ei CompendexPubMed, PMC, FSTACAPlus / SciFinder, Inspec, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Polymer Science) / 2020 CiteScore - Q1 (Polymers and Plastics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 11.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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 MDPI journals, in appreciation of the work.
  • Companion journals for Polymers include: Polysaccharides and Macromol.
Impact Factor: 3.426 (2019) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.636 (2019)
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Topic in Crystals, Polymers, Reactions
Polymer Crystallization Editors-in-Chief: Jun Xu, Rufina G. Alamo, Günter Reiter
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Topic in Applied Sciences, Foods, Polymers
Sustainable Polymer Technologies Editors-in-Chief: Sergio Torres-Giner, Maria Vargas
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Materials, Coatings, Polymers
Multiple Application for Novel and Advanced Materials Editor-in-Chief: Tao-Hsing Chen
Deadline: 10 April 2022
Special Issue in Polymers
Artificial Intelligence in Polymer Science and Chemistry Guest Editor: Ying Li
Deadline: 30 June 2021
Special Issue in Polymers
Functionalized Biomaterials for Medical Applications Guest Editor: Sandrine Gerber‐Lemaire
Deadline: 15 July 2021
Special Issue in Polymers
Ring Opening Polymerization: A Synthetic Toolbox for New Monomers and Polymers with Tailor-Made Properties and Functions Guest Editors: Jolanta Ejfler, Łukasz John, Andrzej Plichta
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Polymers
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer-Based Composites: Processing, Characterization and Performance Guest Editors: Frederic Lortie, Jannick Duchet-Rumeau, Jean-François Gérard
Deadline: 1 August 2021
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polymeric Adhesives Collection Editor: Antonio Pizzi
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polymer Materials for Adsorption Applications Collection Editor: George Z. Kyzas
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polymer/Biopolymer Stabilization and Degradation Collection Editors: Dan Rosu, Cristian–Dragos Varganici
Topical Collection in Polymers
Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites Collection Editors: Mohammad Arjmand, Amir Ameli
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