Journal of Applied Polymer Science

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Online ISSN: 1097-4628


Aims and Scope

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science is the largest scientific publication in polymer science, and number 4 by total citations, in the ISI Polymer Science category, with over 47,000 citations in 2015*. Featuring research articles and compact reviews, the journal covers all applications of polymers, including membranes, energy conversion and storage, and biomedical implants; as well as all types of polymeric materials, from polysaccharides, to composites, to biodegradable polymers.

The journal bridges the crucial gap between basic research and patenting of an invention, targeting a broad audience of academic and industrial researchers, as well as the increasingly important world of scientists and engineers at start-up companies.

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science offers an average time to first decision of 29 days, and acceptance-to-publication times of only 15 working days.


Scientists and engineers · chemists, physicists and materials scientists working with macromolecules · polymer researchers in industry, universities and government labs · engineers in polymer technology


applications, adhesives, batteries and fuel cells, bioengineering, biomedical applications, catalysts, coatings, conducting polymers, drug delivery systems, dyes / pigments, electrochemistry, flame retardance, friction, wear and lubrication, membranes, microfluidics, oil and gas, optical and photovoltaic applications, packaging, polyelectrolytes, sensors and actuators, textiles, blends

synthetic polymers, copolymers, elastomers, inorganic polymers, ionic Liquids, poly(vinyl chloride), polyamides, polycarbonates, polyesters, polyimides, polyolefins, polystyrene, polyurethanes, resins, rubber, surfactants, thermoplastics, thermosets

biopolymers and renewable polymers, biodegradable, biomaterials, biomimetic, biosynthesis of polymers, cellulose and other wood products, degradation, elastomers, lipids, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, proteins

non-polymeric materials and composites, catalysts, clay, composites, nanoparticles, nanowires and nanocrystals, nanotubes, graphene and fullerenes

properties and characterization, adsorption, ageing, biocompatibility, crystallization, degradation, dielectric properties, differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), electrochemistry, glass transition, hydrophilic polymers, kinetics, magnetism and magnetic properties, mechanical properties, microscopy, molecular recognition, optical properties, photochemistry, properties and characterization, rheology, separation techniques, spectroscopy, stereochemistry and tacticity, stimuli-sensitive polymers, structure-property relations, swelling, theory and modeling, thermal properties, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), viscosity and viscoelasticity, X-ray

synthesis and processing techniques, addition polymerization, adsorption biosynthesis of polymers, catalysts, compatibilization, crosslinking, crystallization, electrospinning, emulsion polymerization, extrusion, functionalization of polymers, grafting, irradiation, manufacturing, molding, photochemsitry, photopolymerization, plasticizer, polycondensation, radical polymerization, recycling, ring-opening polymerization, self-assembly

morphology, colloids, dendrimers, hyperbranched polymers and macrocycles, fibers, films, foams, gels, liquid crystals, micelles, monolayers and polymer brushes, monomers, oligomers and telechelics, nanostructured polymers, phase behavior, porous materials, supramolecular structures, surfaces and interfaces

*numbers referring to Thomson Reuters’ Journal Citation Report 2014.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Advanced Polymers Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • AGRICOLA Database (National Agricultural Library)
  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • CCR Database (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service/SciFinder (ACS)
  • Chemistry Server Reaction Center (Clarivate Analytics)
  • ChemWeb (
  • Chimica Database (Elsevier)
  • COMPENDEX (Elsevier)
  • Computer & Information Systems Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Biological Sciences Database (ProQuest)
  • CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Technology Research Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Engineering, Computing & Technology (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Current Contents: Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Engineered Materials Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • International Aerospace Abstracts & Database (ProQuest)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Materials Business File (ProQuest)
  • METADEX (ProQuest)
  • PASCAL Database (INIST/CNRS)
  • Polymer Library (iSmithers RAPRA)
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset (NLM)
  • Reaction Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Science Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Clarivate Analytics)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • TEMA: Technik und Management (WTI-Frankfurt eG)
  • The RECAL Legacy (National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthodontics)
  • VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Science & Technological Information)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)