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) 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) / CiteScore - Q1 (Polymers and Plastics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 10 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 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 MDPI journals, in appreciation of the work.
  • Companion journals for Polymers include: Polysaccharides and Macromol.
Impact Factor: 4.329 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.493 (2020)
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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 Minerals, Catalysts, Ceramics, Polymers
Industrial Application of Clays and Clay Minerals Editors-in-Chief: Fernando Rocha, Mazen Alshaaer
Deadline: 15 March 2022
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, Fibers
Multiple Application for Novel and Advanced Materials Editors-in-Chief: Tao-Hsing Chen, Shih-Chen Shi
Deadline: 10 April 2022
Special Issue in Polymers
Single-Chain Polymer Nanotechnology Guest Editor: José A. Pomposo
Deadline: 15 December 2021
Special Issue in Polymers
Polymeric Self-Healing Materials Guest Editors: Marialuigia Raimondo, Andrea Sorrentino
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Special Issue in Polymers
Conceptual and Creative Design for Additive Manufacturing in Biomedical Applications Guest Editors: Massimo Martorelli, Antonio Gloria
Deadline: 10 January 2022
Special Issue in Polymers
Semiflexible Polymers II Guest Editors: Martin Kröger, Panayotis Benetatos
Deadline: 20 January 2022
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polymeric Adhesives Collection Editor: Antonio Pizzi
Topical Collection in Polymers
Proteins and Peptides Collection Editors: Horia Iovu, Vladimir N. Uversky
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
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