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


  • R. Hoogenboom
    Ghent University Department of Organic Chemistry, Gent, Belgium
  • Julius Vancso
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


  • Remzi Becer ((Polymer Chemistry, Biopolymers and Molecular
    University of Warwick, England, United Kingdom
  • Cyrille Boyer (Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Bioapplications, P
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Bert Klumperman (Polymer Chemistry and Biomacromolecules)
    Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Mike Shaver (Polymer Chemistry; renewable and sustainable
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Yanlei Yu (Polymer Chemistry, Functional and smart Polymers)
    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
  • Andreas Heise
    Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  • Eva Malmström
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Frederik Wurm
    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
  • Jinying Yuan
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Xi Zhang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Bruno Ameduri
    Lab of Macromolecular Chemistr, UMR (CNRS), Montpellier Cedex 5, France
  • Athina Anastasaki PhD
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Steve Armes
    The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Edmondo M. Benetti
    ETH Zürich, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Zürich, Switzerland
  • Wolfgang Binder
    Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • Tim Dargaville
    Queensland University of Technology, Inst. of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI); (Fac. of Science), Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
  • Eric Drockenmuller
    Université de Lyon, Institut Universitaire de France, VILLEURBANNE 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 and Research Centre, Kochi, India
  • Christine Jérôme CERM
    University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
  • Zhongfan Jia
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Vitaliy V. Khutoryanskiy
    University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • Harm-Anton Klok
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jean-François Lutz
    Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg, France
  • Michael Monteiro
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Makoto Ouchi
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Sébastien Perrier
    University of Warwick, Warwick, 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
  • Nikhil Singha
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • Petr Stepanek
    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic
  • Xiaofeng Sui
    Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  • Daniel Taton
    Université de Bordeaux, Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO), Pessac, France
  • Jadranka Travas-Sejdic
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tina Vermonden
    Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Huiqi Zhang
    Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Dongyuan Zhao
    Fudan University Department of Chemistry, Shanghai, China
  • Jin Zhu
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China