About Polysaccharides


Polysaccharides (ISSN 2673-4176)is dedicated to open access publication and worldwide dissemination of peer-reviewed research articles, communications, and review papers on polysaccharides and their derivatives, from basics to applications. Particular interest will be given to papers which bring new findings and insights to the community.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • synthesis
  • functionalization and modifications
  • isolation, extraction, and purification
  • degradation
  • newly discovered natural polysaccharides or polysaccharide derivatives
  • chemical, crystalline, and structural analysis and characterization
  • structure–property relationships
  • analytical methods
  • interactions with other materials
  • glycobiology
  • application in food or agricultural science
  • application in health care, personal care, and cosmetics
  • application in drug delivery, medicine, and tissue engineering
  • application in energy storage and biorefinery
  • application in industry

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Polysaccharides is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Polysaccharides will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2022 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Editorial Office

Ms. Felicia Chen
Managing Editor

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