New scopes for Polymer and European Polymer Journal in 2018

The new scopes increase the differentiation between these excellent sister polymer science titles and take effect from 1 January 2018.


European Polymer Journal

Polymer is our largest and broadest scope polymer journal. It is ranked No.11 in the JCR subject category Polymer Science, its 2016 Impact Factor is 3.684 and it publishes over 900 articles per year.

Polymer is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing innovative and significant advances in Polymer Physics, Chemistry and Technology. It welcomes submissions on polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, characterization and self-assembly. Polymer also publishes work on the technological application of polymers in Energy and optoelectronics. Polymer, will continue to publish the leading research across the full spectrum of Polymer Science including Polymer Chemistry, with an increased focus on fundamental advances in Polymer Physics, Polymer Physical Chemistry and the technological application of polymers.

Submissions on bio-based or renewable monomers and polymers, stimuli-responsive systems, polymer bio-hybrids and the biomedical application of polymers will now be considered by EPJ only.

European Polymer Journal (EPJ) is ranked No. 13 in the JCR subject category Polymer Science, its 2016 Impact Factor is 3.531 and it publishes over 500 articles per year.

EPJ 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, it welcome submissions on bio-based or renewable polymers, stimuli-responsive systems and polymer bio-hybrids. EPJ also publishes research on the biomedical application of polymers, including drug delivery and regenerative medicine. EPJ will no longer publish Polymer Physics papers. Instead EPJ will an increased focus on fundamental advances in Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Materials and the biological application of polymers.

Authors that submit work to either journal that is no longer within scope will be offered the opportunity to transfer their paper to the sister title via our Article Transfer Service.

Our Article Transfer Service, means you do not have to resubmit or reformat your manuscript, you just have to accept or decline the transfer offer.

We hope that these new scopes will increase the clarity of the coverage of each journal and that this will better support our authors, readers and the wider international polymer science community.