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2015 impact factors in Polymers

Macromolecular Rapid Communications again reached an excellent impact factor of 4.64,, once more confirming its position as a top journal publishing original research in general polymer science. Some recent highlights include:

Imparting Nonfouling Properties to Chemically Distinct Surfaces with a Single Adsorbing Polymer: A Multimodal Binding Approach by Nicholas D. Spencer and co-workers

Synthetic Polymers: A Critical Update by Christopher Barner-Kowollik and co-workers

Macromolecular Bioscience – the leading journal at the intersection of polymer and materials sciences with life science and medicine – is currently ranked among the top 10 biomaterials and polymer journals and enjoys an excellent impact factor of 3.68.

The following top articles can now be accessed for free:

Drug Delivery Vehicles Based on Albumin–Polymer Conjugates by Martina H. Stenzel and co-workers

A Supramolecular Approach toward Bioinspired PAMAM-Dendronized Fusion Toxins by Tanja Weil and co-workers

Macromolecular Materials and Engineering – dedicated to the design, modification, characterization, and processing of advanced polymer materials – reached an outstanding impact factor of 2.83, the highest value in the history of the journal.

Some recent highlights can now be accessed for free:

Flame Retardancy of Polymers: The Role of Specific Reactions in the Condensed Phase by Bernhard Schartel and co-workers

Spatiotemporal Control of Amyloid-Like Aβ Plaque Formation Using a Multichannel Organic Electronic Device by Magnus Berggren and co-workers.

Macromolecular Reaction Engineering – the established high-quality journal dedicated to academic and industrial research in the field of polymer reaction engineering – received a new Impact Factor of 1.26.

Recently published highlights include:

Knowledge-Based Production of Waterborne Hybrid Polymer Materials by José M. Asua et al.

State-of-the-Art and Progress in Method of Moments for the Model-Based Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization by Zheng-Hong Luo et al.

Macromolecular Theory and Simulations – the high-quality polymer science journal dedicated exclusively to theory and simulations – celebrates a strong increase (+38%) to a new all-time-high Impact Factor of 2.29.

Recently published highlights include:

Chain Transfer in Degenerative RAFT Polymerization Revisited: A Comparative Study of Literature Methods by Dagmar R. D’hooge et al.

Direct Equilibration and Characterization of Polymer Melts for Computer Simulations by Kurt Kremer et al.

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics reaches this year an Impact Factor of 2.50. Beside original research and Trend articles, the journal offers a unique article type dedicated to young scientists – Talent.

Some highlights:

Polymer Photocatalysts for Water Splitting: Insights from Computational Modeling by Pierre Guiglion, Cristina Butchosa, Martijn A. Zwijnenburg

Electrochemically Generated Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications by Alex Palma-Cando and Ullrich Scherf

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science has a new impact factor of 1.87, a rise for the eighth year in succession. The journal is at number 4 for total number of citations in the Polymer Science category , reinforcing its prominence in the field and reflecting its vital importance for researchers in both academia and industry.

Recently published highlights include:

Bio-based hydrophobic epoxy-amine networks derived from renewable terpenoids by Michael D. Garrison and Benjamin G. Harvey

Inkjet printing of polyimide insulators for the 3D printing of dielectric materials for microelectronic applications by Fan Zhang and Ricky Wildman et al.

The Journal of Polymer science maintains its strong reputation in the polymer community with newly released Impact Factors of 3.11 for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry and 3.32 for the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics.

The Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry achieved its highest immediacy index on record in 2015. The immediacy index indicates how quickly articles are cited and is a testament to the urgency and importance of the research the journal is publishing. The 2015 Special Issue in honor of Prof. Jean Fréchet’s 70th birthday featured a stellar lineup of papers from many of his group alumni.

With a focus on the physics of polymer systems, the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics remains at the forefront of modern polymer science research with recent Special Issues such as Shaping Shape-Memory. The journal’s recent continued success was in no small part due to Prof. Ed Kramer, a beloved polymer scientist who we sadly said goodbye to and honored with a Special Issue across both parts of the journal.

STARCH journal has announced an impact factor of 1.52. The journal aims to be the premier point of reference for modern carbohydrate related research and knowledge, having evolved from a focus on traditional processing of starches and their industrial applications. Apart from this, a special focus is currently put on the role of starch AND non-starch carbohydrates in nutrition more generally as well as in health and disease (including pharmaceutical formulations).

Starch blends and their physicochemical properties by J. Waterschoot, S. V. Gomand, E. Fierens et al.

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