Gels is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on physical and chemical gels published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Polymer Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 11.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Impact Factor: 4.6 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.2 (2022)
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Special Issue in Gels
Advances in Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications Guest Editor: Nicola Zerbinati
Deadline: 15 April 2024
Special Issue in Gels
Structured Gels: Mechanics, Responsivity and Applications Guest Editors: Mutian Hua, Shuwang Wu
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Gels
Gel for Oil-Based Drilling Fluid Guest Editor: Jintang Wang
Deadline: 20 May 2024
Special Issue in Gels
Physically Cross-Linked Gels and Their Applications Guest Editors: Regina R. Vildanova, Sergey V. Kolesov, Vitaliy V. Khutoryanskiy
Deadline: 30 May 2024
Topical Collection in Gels
Recent Advances and Future Perspectives in Stimuli-Responsive Gels Collection Editors: Dirk Kuckling, Sandra Van Vlierberghe
Topical Collection in Gels
Recent Advances and Future Perspectives in Organogels and Organogelators Research Collection Editor: Jean-Michel Guenet
Topical Collection in Gels
Hydrogel in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Collection Editor: Esmaiel Jabbari
Topical Collection in Gels
Feature Papers in Gel Materials Collection Editor: David Díaz Díaz
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