Journal History

2009 The inaugural issue was released. Polymers was published as a quarterly journal.
2013 Polymers was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)—Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
Polymers received its first Impact Factor (1.687).
2014 Polymers adopted a monthly publication schedule.
Polymers announced the first edition of the Best Paper Award.
2015 Polymers published its 500th paper.
2016 Polymers announced the first edition of the Young Investigator Award.
Polymers published its 1,000th paper.
2018 The first Polymers conference, Polymers: Design, Function and Application, was held in Barcelona, Spain.
2019 Polymers was indexed in PubMed and PubMed Central.

Polymers established the following sections:
-Polymer Synthesis;
-Polymer Analysis;
-Polymer Physics;
-Polymer Theory and Simulation;
-Polymer Processing and Performance;
-Polymer Applications;

Polymers published its 5,000th paper.
2020 -Biopolymers was renamed as Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers.
-Polymer Synthesis was renamed as Polymer Chemistry.

Polymers established the following sections:
-Polymer Recycling;
-Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
-Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Polymer Science.
2021 Polymers adopted a semimonthly publication schedule.
European Colloid & Interface Society (ECIS) became affiliated to Polymers.
National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) became affiliated to Polymers.
The First International Conference on “Green” Polymer Materials 2020 was held online.
-Polymer Analysis was renamed as Polymer Analysis and Characterization.
-Polymer Processing and Performance was renamed as Polymer Processing and Engineering.
-Polymer Physics was merged with Polymer Theory and Simulation to create a new section Polymer Physics and Theory.
-Polymer Recycling was merged with Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Polymer Science to create a new section Circular and Green Polymer Chemistry.

Polymers established the following sections:
-Polymer Colloid and Interface;
-Smart and Functional Polymers
-Polymer Fibers;
-Polymer Membranes and Films.

Polymers published its 10,000th paper.
2022 North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) became affiliated to Polymers.
The second Polymers conference, “New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People”, was held in Turin, Italy.
2023 The year 2023 marked the 15th Anniversary of Polymers.
Polymers received its 2022 Impact Factor (5).


2009–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

Section Editor-in-Chief

2019–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shin-ichi Yusa for the section on Polymer Chemistry
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Giulio Malucelli Yusa for the section on Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Section Editors-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger and Prof. Dr. Vlasis Mavrantzas for the section on Polymer Physics and Theory
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Francesco Paolo La Mantia for the section on Polymer Processing and Engineering
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Hyeonseok Yoon for the section on Polymer Applications
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Bikiaris for the section on Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers
2020–present Section Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Antonio Pizzi, Prof. Dr. Francesco Paolo La Mantia and Prof. Dr. Frank Wiesbrock for the section on Circular and Green Polymer Science
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Miguel Ángel López Manchado for the section on Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Marcel Popa for the section on Polymer Colloid and Interface
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Yuekun Lai for the section on Polymer Membranes and Films
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wei Zhang for the section on Polymer Fibers
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Prof. Dr. Sixun Zheng for the section on Smart and Functional Polymers
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