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Special Issue "Functional Polymer Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Crosslinked polymer networks possess an array of desirable properties, including elasticity, mechanical strength, and convenient processability. As a result, materials based on polymer networks are the backbone of many modern industries, including automotive, cosmetics, food, and packaging. Research efforts have been aimed at expanding the potential of polymer networks by introducing novel functionalities such as responsiveness to stimuli, self-healing, biocompatibility, toughness, and controlled swelling. Polymer networks possessing these advanced functionalities are envisioned to provide engineering solutions and to drive the progress in many cutting-edge areas such as aerospace, medicine, prosthetics, and soft robotics. This Special Issue aims to present recent progress in the synthesis, modification, application, and theoretical understanding of polymer networks with added functionality.
Dr. Georgi Stoychev
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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