We are pleased to announce the Polymers Best Paper Award for 2020. The winners were chosen from all of the research and review articles published between 1 January and 31 December 2018 on the basis of their originality and significance as well as the number of citations and download rates in 2019.
Following a review process by the Editor-in-Chief and four Associate Editors, the four top-voted publications are as follows:
First Prize: 500 CHF (one review paper and one research paper)
Ways, T.M.; Lau, W.M.; Khutoryanskiy, V.V. Chitosan and Its Derivatives for Application in Mucoadhesive Drug Delivery Systems. Polymers 2018, 10, 267.; doi: 10.3390/polym10030267. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/10/3/267
Kuznetsov, V.E.; Solonin, A.N.; Urzhumtsev, O.D.; Schilling, R.; Tavitov, A.G. Strength of PLA Components Fabricated with Fused Deposition Technology Using a Desktop 3D Printer as a Function of Geometrical Parameters of the Process. Polymers 2018, 10, 313. doi: 10.3390/polym10030313. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/10/3/313
Second Prize: 400 CHF (one research paper)
Nezhad, H.Y.; Thakur, V.K. Effect of Morphological Changes due to Increasing Carbon Nanoparticles Content on the Quasi-Static Mechanical Response of Epoxy Resin. Polymers 2018, 10, 1106. doi: 10.3390/polym10101106. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/10/10/1106
Third Prize: 300 CHF (one research paper)
Castro-Aguirre, E.; Auras, R.; Selke, S.; Rubino, M.; Marsh, T. Impact of Nanoclays on the Biodegradation of Poly(Lactic Acid) Nanocomposites. Polymers 2018, 10, 202. doi: 10.3390/polym10020202. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/10/2/202
In recognition of their accomplishment, each Best Paper Award winner will receive a certificate and the corresponding bonus.
Polymers Editorial Office