Gels is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on physical and chemical gels. Gels is 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 10.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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: 4.432 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.523 (2021)
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Topic in Coatings, Colloids and Interfaces, Gels, Molecules, Polymers
Insight into Liquid/Fluid Interfaces Topic Editors: Eduardo Guzmán, Armando Maestro
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Gels, J. Compos. Sci., Molecules, Polymers
Recent Advances in Hydrogels Topic Editors: Aline F. Miller, Florian J. Stadler
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Gels, Materials, Molecules, Nanomaterials
Modelling and Characterization of Soft and Supersoft Materials Topic Editors: Aleksander Czekanski, Cuiying Jian
Deadline: 20 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Energies, Gases, Gels, Nanomaterials, Processes
Multi-Phase Flow and Unconventional Oil/Gas Development Topic Editors: Binfei Li, Wei Liu, Shibao Yuan
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in Gels
Hydrogels as Controlled Drug Delivery Systems Guest Editors: Kamil Elkhoury, Flávia Sousa, Elmira Arab-Tehrany
Deadline: 10 June 2023
Special Issue in Gels
Bioceramics, Bioglasses and Gels for Tissue Engineering Guest Editors: Arish Dasan, Ashokraja Chandrasekar, Nupur Kohli
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Gels
Hydrogels with Appropriate/Tunable Properties for Biomedical Applications Guest Editors: Yazhong Bu, Yanyu Yang, Feifei Sun
Deadline: 10 July 2023
Special Issue in Gels
Polymer Hydrogels for Cancer Therapy Guest Editors: Nathalie Bock, Christoph Meinert, Khoon Lim
Deadline: 20 July 2023
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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