Journal History

2009 Inaugural issue released, initially published as a quarterly journal.
2013 Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), and its first Impact Factor of 1.687 received.
2014 Polymers announced its first Best Paper Award, and the First International Electronic Conference on Polymers was held in June 2014.
2015 Polymers published its 500th paper, and received an Impact Factor of 3.681 for the year 2014; the 5-year Impact Factor was 3.904.
2016 Polymers received an Impact Factor of 2.944 for the year 2015; the 5-year Impact Factor was 3.867.
Polymers announced its first Young Investigator Award.
2017 Polymers received an Impact Factor of 3.364 for the year 2016; the 5-year Impact Factor was 4.330.
2018 The first Polymer Conference "Polymers: Design, Function and Application" was held in Barcelona, Spain.
Polymers published its 3000th paper.
2019 Indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central.
Polymers established the following sections:
Section Polymer Synthesis;
Section Polymer Analysis;
Section Polymer Physics;
Section Polymer Theory and Simulation;
Section Polymer Processing and Performance;
Section Polymer Applications;
Section Biopolymers.
Polymers published its 5000th paper.
2020 Section Polymer Synthesis was renamed as Polymer Chemistry.
Section Biopolymers was renamed as Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers.
Polymers established the following sections:
Section Polymer Recycling;
Section Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
;
Section Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Polymer Science.
Polymers received an Impact Factor of 3.426 for the year 2019; the 5-year Impact Factor was 3.636.
Polymers published its 8000th paper.
Polymers became an affiliated journal of the European Colloid & Interface Society (ECIS).
Polymers became an affiliated journal of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM).
The First International Conference on “Green” Polymer Materials 2020 was held online.
2021 Polymers published as a semimonthly journal.
Section Polymer Processing and Performance was renamed as Polymer Processing and Engineering.
Polymers established the following sections:
Section Polymer Colloid and Surface;
Section Smart and Functional Polymers
;
Section Polymer Fibers;
Section Polymer Membranes.

Editor-in-Chief

2009-present Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
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