For the second year in a row, the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics took a giant step forward in its impact factor with a growth of 71% over the 2012 number, Thomson Reuters reported today in their updated records. With its scope expanded in 2011 to better align with today’s innovative research in the field, the 2013 impact factor, now triple the 2011 number at 3.803, is a clear indication that this new scope is resonating well with both authors and readers in the community.
Coupled with the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry, with its strong representation in the field of organic polymer chemistry and physical organic chemistry, the journals reestablish their firm position at the forefront of modern polymer science research with highly cited papers such as Roll-to-Roll fabrication of large area functional organic materials as well as Building nanostructures using RAFT polymerization.
The Journal of Polymer Science has some exciting Special Issues coming soon, with an assortment of Reviews, Perspectives, Rapid Communications, and Articles, from theory to experiment to applications. Guest edited by Lei Zhu (Case Western Reserve University), Christopher Li (Drexel University), and Bin Zhao (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics Special Issue on Hairy Particles highlights recent advances in simulation, self-assembly, properties, and functions of this class of designer materials.
In honor of Professor Jean J. M. Frèchet’s 70th birthday, the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Chemistry pays tribute to his brilliant and continually evolving career by featuring research from past and present friends and collaborators. The topics include research themes from Professor Frèchet’s career, such as dendritic architectures, supramolecular polymers and self-assembly, conjugated polymers, new materials for lithography, and polymers for biomedical applications.
An upcoming JPSB Special Issue on Theory and Modeling, covering different approaches to a variety of manufacturing problems, constitutes a snapshot of research relevant to the Materials Genome Initiative, a project launched by President Barack Obama that seeks to tie together computational and experimental efforts to find materials with optimized properties for applications. The issue is guest edited by Eric K. Lin (NIST) and August W. Bosse (ExxonMobil).
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