European Polymer Journal is dedicated to publishing work on fundamental and applied polymer chemistry and macromolecular materials. The journal covers all aspects of polymer synthesis, including polymerization mechanisms and chemical functional transformations, with a focus on novel polymers and the relationships between molecular structure and polymer properties. In addition, we welcome submissions on bio-based or renewable polymers, stimuli-responsive systems and polymer bio-hybrids. European Polymer Journal also publishes research on the biomedical application of polymers, including drug delivery and regenerative medicine. The main scope is covered but not limited to the following core research areas:

Polymer synthesis and functionalization
• Novel synthetic routes for polymerization, functional modification, controlled/living polymerization and precision polymers.
Stimuli-responsive polymers
• Including shape memory and self-healing polymers.
Supramolecular polymers and self-assembly
• Molecular recognition and higher order polymer structures.
Renewable and sustainable polymers
• Bio-based, biodegradable and anti-microbial polymers and polymeric bio-nanocomposites.
Polymers at interfaces and surfaces
• Chemistry and engineering of surfaces with biological relevance, including patterning, antifouling polymers and polymers for membrane applications.
Biomedical applications and nanomedicine
• Polymers for regenerative medicine, drug delivery molecular release and gene therapy

The scope of European Polymer Journal no longer includes Polymer Physics. We would strongly recommend that authors consider submitting Polymer Physics papers to our excellent sister title Polymer

Article Types and Submission
European Polymer Journal publishes the following article types: original research papers, review articles, featured articles, short communications and Research Insights. Please see our Guide for Authors for more information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our Support Center

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Editorial board


  • Richard Hoogenboom
    Ghent University Department of Organic Chemistry, Gent, Belgium


  • Remzi Becer
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Edmondo M. Benetti PhD
    University of Padua Department of Chemistry, Padova, Italy
  • Cyrille Boyer PhD
    University of New South Wales School of Chemical Engineering, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Changle L Chen PhD
    University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Megan L. Robertson PhD
    University of Houston, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Houston, Texas, United States of America
  • Frederik Wurm
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • Yanlei Yu PhD
    Fudan University Department of Material Science, Shanghai, China

Executive Board

  • Sylvain Caillol
    University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • Matthew Ian Gibson
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth R. Gillies
    Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Eva Harth
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America
  • Andreas Heise
    Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  • Eva Malmström
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jinying Yuan
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Xi Zhang
    Tsinghua University Department of Chemistry, Beijing, China

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Bruno Ameduri
    Charles Gerhardt of Montpellier Institute, Montpellier, France
  • Athina Anastasaki PhD
    ETH Zurich Department of Materials, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Steve Armes
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Wolfgang Binder
    Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • Tim Dargaville
    Queensland University of Technology Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane, Australia
  • Eric Drockenmuller
    University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon Cedex, France
  • Filip Du Prez
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Philippe Dubois
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Theoni K Georgiou
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • David Haddleton
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Nikos Hadjichristidis
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Junpo He
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Rangasamy Jayakumar
    Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Christine Jérôme CERM
    University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
  • Zhongfan Jia
    Flinders University, Sir Fred Schonell Drive, Adelaide, QLD 4072, South Australia, Australia
  • Vitaliy V. Khutoryanskiy
    University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • Harm-Anton Klok
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Bert Klumperman
    Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Andreas Lendlein PhD
    Helmholtz Centre Hereon Institute of Active Polymers, Teltow, Germany
  • Jean-François Lutz
    Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg, France
  • Michael Monteiro
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Makoto Ouchi
    Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering Graduate School of Engineering Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto, Japan
  • Sébastien Perrier
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Stergios Pispas
    National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
  • Béla Pukánszky
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
  • Julio San Román
    Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Madrid, Spain
  • Amitav Sanyal
    Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Mike Shaver PhD
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Nikhil Singha
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • Petr Stepanek
    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czechia
  • Xiaofeng Sui
    Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  • Daniel Taton
    Laboratory of Chemistry of Organic Polymers, Pessac, France
  • Jadranka Travas-Sejdic FNZIC, FRSNZ
    The University of Auckland School of Chemical Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
  • G Julius Vancso
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • Tina Vermonden
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Huiqi Zhang
    Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Zhengbiao Zhang PhD
    Soochow University, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Suzhou, China
  • Dongyuan Zhao
    Fudan University Department of Chemistry, Shanghai, China
  • Chongyu Zhu PhD
    Fudan University Department of Material Science, Shanghai, China
  • Jin Zhu PhD
    Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China