Reactive & Functional Polymers provides a forum to disseminate original ideas, concepts and developments in the science and technology of polymers with functional groups, which impart specific chemical reactivity or physical, chemical, structural, biological, and pharmacological functionality. The scope covers organic polymers, acting for instance as reagents, catalysts, templates, ion-exchangers, selective sorbents, chelating or antimicrobial agents, drug carriers, sensors, membranes, and hydrogels. This also includes reactive cross-linkable prepolymers and high-performance thermosetting polymers, natural or degradable polymers, conducting polymers, and porous polymers.

Original research articles must contain thorough molecular and material characterization data on synthesis of the above polymers in combination with their applications. Applications include but are not limited to catalysis, water or effluent treatment, separations and recovery, electronics and information storage, energy conversion, encapsulation, or adhesion.

Full-length papers, perspectives and review articles will be considered. We welcome cutting-edge, original research within our scope. Modelling and simulation work will be considered only when linked to new or previously published experimental results. Lack of originality and novelty, insufficient molecular characterisation, or poor comparison with the current state of the art are reasons for rejection.

Editorial board


  • Alexander Bismarck
    University of Vienna Polymer and Composites Engineering Group, Vienna, Austria


  • Catherine Branger
    University of Toulon Laboratory of Polymer Materials Interfaces Marine Environment, Bat. X, 83041, Toulon Cedex 9, France
  • Maria Valentina Dinu PhD
    Peter Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania
  • Ke Zhang
    Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, North First Street 2, Zhongguancun, 100190, Beijing, China

Editorial Board

  • Spiro D Alexandratos Ph.D.
    City University of New York, Hunter College, Department of Chemistry, New York, New York, United States
  • Benjamin Carbonnier PhD
    University Paris-East Creteil, Eastern Paris Institute of Chemistry and Materials Science, Thiais, France
  • Wen-Chang Chen
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Peter Cormack
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Elizabeth M. Cosgriff-Hernandez PhD
    The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering, Austin, Texas, United States
  • Jianzhong Du PhD
    Tongji University, Department of Polymeric Materials, Shanghai, China
  • Scott Grayson
    Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Eric Guibal PhD,
    Engineering College Ales Polymers Composites and Hybrids, Ales, France
  • Andrew J. Hall
    Medway School of Pharmacy, United Kingdom
  • Wayne Hayes
    University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • Richard Hoogenboom
    Ghent University Department of Organic Chemistry, Belgium
  • Hatsuo Ishida PhD
    Case Western Reserve University Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Shinichi Itsuno
    Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan
  • Baris Kiskan PhD
    Istanbul Technical University Department of Chemistry, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Eero Kontturi PhD
    Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioproducts and Biotechnology, Aalto, Finland
  • Kang Li PhD
    Imperial College London Department of Chemical Engineering, London, United Kingdom
  • Fuxin Liang PhD
    Tsinghua University Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Guey-Sheng Liou
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hideharu Mori
    Yamagata University Graduate School of Organic Materials Science, Yonezawa, Japan
  • Yukio Nagasaki
    University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • To Ngai
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Oguz OKAY PhD
    Istanbul Technical University Department of Chemistry, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Louis M. Pitet PhD
    Hasselt University Institute for Materials Research Chemistry Department, Diepenbeek, Belgium
  • Adriana Popa PhD
    Coriolan Dragulescu Institute of Chemistry, Timişoara, Romania
  • Helmut Schlaad
    University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
  • Angels Serra PhD
    Rovira and Virgili University Faculty of Chemistry, Tarragona, Spain
  • Nora Elena Valderruten PhD
    Icesi University Department of Chemical Sciences, Cali, Colombia
  • Brigitte Voit
    Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany
  • Alexey Volkov PhD
    A V Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Zong-Quan Wu PhD
    Hefei University of Technology School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Hefei, China
  • Anqiang Zhang PhD
    South China University of Technology, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Guangzhou, China
  • Wen-Bin Zhang PhD
    Peking University College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Beijing, China
  • Zhengbiao Zhang PhD
    Soochow University, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Suzhou, China
  • Zhicheng Zhang PhD
    Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Science, Xian, China
  • Ning Zhao PhD
    Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics & Chemistry, Beijing, China

Honorary Editors

  • Steve Rimmer
    University of Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Arup Sengupta
    Lehigh University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Yasuyuki Tezuka
    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nicola Tirelli
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom