Macromolecular Rapid Communications

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Aims and Scope

Macromolecular Rapid Communications publishes original research in polymer science, ranging from chemistry and physics of polymers to polymers in materials science and life sciences.

With an Impact Factor of 4.638 (2016 Journal Citation Reports), average reviewing times below 25 days, and average publication times of approximately 2 months from submission to online publication Macromolecular Rapid Communications is your journal of choice for fast publication of high priority results. Macromolecular Rapid Communications is also listed in Medline.

Special Issues
Under preparation: "Ionic Liquids in Polymer Design", guest-edited by Tim Long, Yossef Elabd, and Jiayin Yuan

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ISSN: 1022-1336 (print). 1521-3927 (online).

Volume 37. 24 Issues in 2016.

How to cite: To make sure that references to this journal are correctly recorded and resolved (for example in CrossRef, PubMed, or ISI Web of Knowledge), please use the following abbreviated title in any citations: "Macromol. Rapid Commun." (punctuation may vary according to the style of the citing journal).


Polymer scientists, chemists, physicists, materials scientists


amphiphiles, atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), atomic force microscopy (AFM), biodegradable, biomaterials, biomimetic materials, biopolymers, block copolymers, carbon nanotubes, chain, composites, conducting polymers, conjugated polymers, copolymerization, crosslinking, dendrimers, electrospinning, emulsion polymerization, enzymes, films, fluorescence, functional materials, functionalization of polymers, graft copolymers, hierarchically ordered materials, hydrogels, hyperbranched polymers, interfaces, kinetics (polym.), light-emitting diodes (LED), living polymerization, mechanical properties, membranes, micelles, microfluidics, microstructure, microwave irradiation, morphology, nanocomposites, nanoparticles, NLO, NMR, optoelectronics, organic electronics, photoluminescence, photovoltaics, polyelectrolytes, polymer, radical polymerization, ring-opening polymerization, self-assembly, sensors, stimuli responsive polymers, star polymers, supramolecular structures, surfaces, swelling, synthesis, TEM, templates, thin films
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  • Advanced Polymers Abstracts (ProQuest)
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  • CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
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  • Current Chemical Reactions (Thomson Reuters)
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  • Index Chemicus (Thomson Reuters)
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  • PASCAL Database (INIST/CNRS)
  • Polymer Library (iSmithers RAPRA)
  • Reaction Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
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  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Science & Technological Information)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)