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


  • Julius Vancso
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands


  • Remzi Becer ((Polymer Chemistry, Biopolymers and Molecular design and synthesis))
    University of Warwick, England, UK
  • Cyrille Boyer (Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Bioapplications, Photopolymerization, Controlled/living radical polymerization)
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Richard Hoogenboom (Polymer Chemistry and Self-Assembly)
    Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Bert Klumperman (Polymer Chemistry and Biomacromolecules)
    Stellenbosch University, Matieland, South Africa
  • Mike Shaver (Polymer Chemistry; renewable and sustainable polymers)
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Yanlei Yu (Polymer Chemistry, Functional and smart Polymers)
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Executive Board

  • Sylvain Caillol
    Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • Matthew Ian Gibson
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Elizabeth R. Gillies
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Eva Harth
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Andreas Heise
    Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Glasnevin, Ireland
  • Eva Malmström
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Frederik Wurm
    Max Planck Institute (MPI) 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, Montpellier Cedex 5, France
  • Athina Anastasaki PhD
    ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Steve Armes
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Edmondo M. Benetti
    ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Wolfgang Binder
    Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
  • Tim Dargaville
    Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
  • Eric Drockenmuller
    Université de Lyon, VILLEURBANNE Cedex, France
  • Filip Du Prez
    Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
  • Philippe Dubois
    Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  • Theoni K Georgiou
    Imperial College London, London, UK
  • David Haddleton
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Nikos Hadjichristidis
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Junpo He
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Rangasamy Jayakumar
    Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Christine Jérôme CERM
    Université de Liège, Liege, Belgium
  • Zhongfan Jia
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Vitaliy V. Khutoryanskiy
    University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire, UK
  • Harm-Anton Klok
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jean-François Lutz
    Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, France
  • Michael Monteiro
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Makoto Ouchi
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Sébastien Perrier
    University of Warwick, Warwick, England, UK
  • Stergios Pispas
    National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
  • Béla Pukánszky
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
  • Julio San Román
    Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Polimeros, Madrid, Spain
  • Amitav Sanyal
    Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Nikhil Singha
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
  • Petr Stepanek
    Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Xiaofeng Sui
    Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  • Daniel Taton
    Université de Bordeaux, Pessac, France
  • Jadranka Travas-Sejdic
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tina Vermonden
    Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Huiqi Zhang
    Nankai University, Tianjin, China
  • Dongyuan Zhao
    Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Jin Zhu
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China