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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 (BPG). The members of BPG receive discounts on article process charges. The Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) 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. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 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
Degradation and Stabilization of Polymer-Based Materials Guest Editors: Roberto Scaffaro, Andrea Maio
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Recycling of Polymers and Multiphase Polymer-Based Systems Guest Editors: Maurizio Avella, Maria Emanuela Errico, Gennaro Gentile
Deadline: 25 May 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Mechanical Behavior of Polymers Guest Editor: John Sweeney
Deadline: 31 May 2019
Special Issue in Polymers
Lithium Polymer Battery Guest Editor: Hung-Ju Yen
Deadline: 16 June 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
Design and Synthesis of Polymers Collection Editor: Shin-ichi Yusa
Topical Collection in Polymers
Polysaccharides Collection Editors: Marguerite Rinaudo, Waldo M. Argüelles-Monal

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