Announcement: From January 2021 Polymer Testing will become an open access journal. Authors who publish in Polymer Testing will be able to make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible.

Polymer Testing continues with the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

Polymer Testing authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work. The APC will be requested after peer review and acceptance. The APC payment will be required for all accepted articles submitted after the 30th of September 2020. The APC for Polymer Testing will be USD2000 (excluding taxes).

Please note: Authors who have submitted their paper on or before the 30th of September 2020, will have their accepted article published in Polymer Testing at no charge. Authors submitting their paper after this date will be requested to pay the APC. For more details visit our FAQs page.

Polymer Testing focuses on the testing, analysis and characterization of polymer materials, including both synthetic and natural or biobased polymers. Novel testing methods and the testing of novel polymeric materials in bulk, solution and dispersion is covered. In addition, we welcome the submission of the testing of polymeric materials for a wide range of applications and industrial products as well as nanoscale characterization.

The scope includes but is not limited to the following main topics:

Novel testing methods and Chemical analysis
• mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical, imaging, spectroscopy, scattering and rheology

Physical properties and behaviour of novel polymer systems
• nanoscale properties, morphology, transport properties

Degradation and recycling of polymeric materials when combined with novel testing or characterization methods
• degradation, biodegradation, ageing and fire retardancy

Modelling and Simulation work will be only considered when it is linked to new or previously published experimental results.

Editorial board


  • Nandika D’Souza PhD
    University of North Texas Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, 1155 Union Circle #305310, Denton, Texas, 76203-5017, United States
  • Eliane Espuche
    University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon Cedex, France
  • Ulf Gedde
    Royal Institute of Technology Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, 56-58 Teknikringen, Plan 3, Room 365, 100 44, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mikael Hedenqvist
    Royal Institute of Technology Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, 56-58 Teknikringen, Plan 3, Room 365, 100 44, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Matthias Jaunich
    BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, 12205, Berlin, Germany
    University of Pisa Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Lungamo Pacinotti 43, 56122, Pisa, Italy
  • Hezhou Liu
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Materials Science and Engineering, 1954 Hua Shan Road, 2000030, Shanghai, China
  • Dong Qiu
    Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, North First Street 2, Zhongguancun, 100190, Beijing, China

Editorial Board

  • Filippo Berto PhD
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Otavio Bianchi D.Sc.
    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Nicolas Boyard
    University of Nantes, Heat Transfer and Energy Laboratory at Nantes - UMR 6607, Nantes cedex 3, France
  • Roger Brown
  • Oisik Das
    Lulea University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • Stefano Farris Ph.D.
    University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • Martin Forrest
    Smithers Rapra Europe, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
  • Markus Gahleitner
    Borealis Polyolefine GmbH, Linz, Austria
  • Ezequiel Gallardo-Hernandez PhD
    National Polytechnic Institute Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Minna Hakkarainen
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Steve Hawley
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
  • Hanafi Ismail
    Universiti Sains Malaysia School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Penang, Malaysia
  • Shinyoung Kaang
    Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
  • Kai Kaillio
    AB Volvo, Goteborg, Sweden
  • Peter Kusch Dr.
    University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Department of Natural Sciences, Rheinbach, Germany
  • Joong Hee Lee
    Jeonbuk National University, Jeonju-si, Korea, Republic of
  • Matteo Minelli
    University of Bologna Department of Environmental Civil Engineering and Materials, Bologna, Italy
  • Manjusri Misra PhD
    University of Guelph Department of Plant Agriculture & School of Engineering, Ontario, Canada
  • Mirna A. Mosiewicki
    National University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Wim van Paepegem
    Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Richard Pazur
    Canada Department of National Defense, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Amir Masoud Pourrahimi PhD
    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Xiaozhong Qu
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Patricia Roumagnac
    Laboratory of Research and Control of Rubber and Plastics, Vitry sur Seine, France
  • Bernhard Schartel
    BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
  • Jukka Seppala
    Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  • Goran Spetz
    Elastocon, Br„mhult, Sweden
  • Shigeo Suga
    Suga Test Instruments Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ming Tian PhD
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Sven Wiessner
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Rui Yang
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Yu. G. Yanovsky
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • Masoud Yekani Fard
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States