Special Issue "Synthetic Approaches and Applications of Conjugated Polymers"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Synthesis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Youngmin Lee
Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 87801, USA
Interests: Functional polymeric materials; Synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers; Conjugated block copolymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the Editor of Polymers (MDPI), I am coordinating a special issue entitled “Synthetic Approaches and Applications of Conjugated Polymers.” Last decades, a conjugated polymer is one of the most fast-developing research fields. It has been expending the area of application such as solar cells, thin film transistors, light-emitting diodes, chemical sensors, electro chromic devices, etc., and presenting steady improvement in its performance. Over the development, seminal progress in synthetic approaches and new conjugated polymers based on the progress have been playing the key role. However, challenges still remain in mass production and stability of conjugated polymer devices. New synthetic approaches will be one of the most important tools we can utilize. Reversely, new synthetic approaches of conjugated polymers can be inspired by a new direction of application. Thus, I expect this special issue will lead to synergetic impacts on research for synthesis and application of conjugated polymers in future.

I would like to cordially invite you to submit a manuscript to this special issue through the journal’s website. All types of manuscripts such as research articles, review articles, and perspectives are invited. The submission window will remain open until December 31, 2020. The submitted manuscripts will be fast track reviewed. More information for submission of manuscripts are available on the journal’s website.

Prof. Youngmin Lee
Guest Editor

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.


  • Synthesis mechanism of conjugated polymers
  • Architecture of conjugated polymers
  • External initiation of conjugated polymers
  • Conjugated block copolymers
  • Organic electronics
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Organic thin film transistors
  • Sensors
  • Scalable processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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