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Special Issue "Functional Gelatin"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Gelatin—the product of the breakdown of the fibrillar protein collagen—is one of the most widely used natural biopolymers in the industry. The surface activity and the unique ability of the thermo-reversible structure formation determine the demand for gelatin in various fields, including the food industry, medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and so on. Gelatin exhibits its properties most clearly in multicomponent systems. A deliberate change in the properties of gelatin, resulting from its complexation with surfactants, polysaccharides, polyelectrolytes, and so on, is the key for industrial use, and, above all, for food technologies. The relationship between molecular weight distribution, secondary structure and functional properties, structural stability and rheological behavior, interactions between complexing components, distribution between the bulk phases and various kinds of interfaces, are basic aspects of this field. This Special Issue welcomes all contributions from a comprehensive range of expertise in the field. Subjects like phase separation, surface phenomena, drug delivery, foams, emulsions, gels, and 3D printing are welcome. Proposals are also welcome from the many industries that manufacture gelatins or gelatin products, including food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and medicine industries, to name a few.
Prof. Svetlana Derkatch
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 1800 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.