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Polymer

  • ISSN: 0032-3861

Editor-In-Chief: Freeman

Next planned ship date: May 23, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 4.2
  • Impact factor: 4.6

The International Journal for the Science and Technology of Polymers Polymer is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing innovative and significant advances in Polymer… Read more

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The International Journal for the Science and Technology of Polymers

Polymer is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing innovative and significant advances in Polymer Physics, Chemistry and Technology. We welcome submissions on polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, characterisation and self-assembly. Polymer also publishes work on the technological application of polymers in energy and optoelectronics.

The main scope is covered but not limited to the following core areas:

Polymer Materials

Nanocomposites and hybrid nanomaterials

Polymer blends, films, fibres, networks and porous materials

Physical Characterization

Characterisation, modelling and simulation* of molecular and materials properties in bulk, solution, and thin films

Polymer Engineering

Advanced multiscale processing methods

Polymer Synthesis, Modification and Self-assembly

Including designer polymer architectures, mechanisms and kinetics, and supramolecular polymerization

Technological Applications

Polymers for energy generation and storage

Polymer membranes for separation technology

Polymers for opto- and microelectronics




*Theory and simulation papers should include or reference previously published experimental results.

The scope of Polymer no longer includes the biomedical applications of polymers. We would strongly recommend that authors consider submitting these papers to our excellent sister title European Polymer Journal https://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-polymer-journal

Article Types and Submission


Polymer publishes the following article types: original research papers, review articles, featured articles, short communications and Research Insights.

Please see our Guide for Authors for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center


Benefits to authors


We also provide many author benefits, such as free PDFs, a liberal copyright policy, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more. Please click here for more information on our author services.