Special Issue "Biopolymers at the Nanoscale"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 538

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Chemistry, University of Miskolc, Miskolc-Egyetemváros, 3515 Miskolc, Hungary
Interests: Interactions of condensed phases; phase transitions; polymers
Institute of Chemistry, University of Miskolc, Miskolc-Egyetemváros, 3515 Miskolc, Hungary
Interests: polymers; computational chemistry; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; reaction mechanisms; catalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymers are complex materials comprised of repeating building blocks, and this motif exists throughout the biosphere. Silk, wool, DNA, cellulose, peptides, and proteins are all biologically significant polymers, and from these materials, diverse structures yield a plethora of functions, including the transmission and transformation of energy, chemical signals, and information.

The natural world has inspired human achievement since antiquity. Our current computer-aided, molecule-based, atomistic understanding of biopolymers can and will continue to shape our understanding of polymers in biology and enhance our productivity and capacity to live on Earth.

This Special Issue, entitled ‘Biopolymers at the Nanoscale’, focuses on the properties of polymers at the molecular level and their effects on bulk material properties. The use of computational tools to support innovation in this area is emphasized, and both research and review articles will be considered for this Special Issue.

Dr. Michael C. Owen
Dr. Béla Fiser
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • polymer
  • peptide
  • protein
  • phase transition
  • nanoscale
  • signaling
  • bio-compatible
  • cellulose
  • atomistic
  • bulk properties

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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