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Special Issue "Natural Polymers 2014"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014).
Prof. Dr. Christine E. Schmidt
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, BMSB JG-42, P.O. Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Tel. +1 352-273-9222; Fax: +1 352-273-9221
Interests: biomaterials; scaffolds; natural polymers; electrically conducting polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Natural Polymers
This Special Issue came as the natural consequence of the great success of the previous one “Natural Polymers”.
Contributions are invited that specifically involve polymers of a natural or biological origin, namely proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Of particular interest are research studies or review articles related to the following areas: (1) connections between polymer science fundamentals with the understanding and applications of natural polymers, including the structure, behavior and uses of natural polymers in solutions, complexes and at interfaces with other materials; (2) bioengineering applications of natural polymers, including tissue engineering, clinical medicine, as well as pharmaceutical and food technologies; and we particularly encourage; (3) novel applications of natural polymers, including their use in bioMEMs devices and nanotechnology as well as novel modifications of natural polymers to enhance their properties by functionalization, cross-linking, or forming composite or co-polymer structures with other materials.
Prof. Dr. Christine E. Schmidt
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.