Notice: JPSE changed to be a semi-annual journal

Starting from 2024, the publication frequency of Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering (JPSE) is semi-annual. All articles that have been accepted will be online in time without delay. We welcome high-quality submissions in all disciplines of traditional fields of polymer chemistry, physics and engineering involving polymers, but also within interdisciplinary developing fields, such as functional and specialty polymers, biomaterials, polymers and drug delivery, polymers in electronic applications, composites, conducting polymers, liquid crystalline materials, the interphases between polymers and ceramics, and new fabrication techniques.


Editorial Office of Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering (JPSE)

Posted: 2024-03-26

Notice: New layout style in 2024

Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering will adopt a new layout style starting from Volume 7, Issue 1, 2024. Contributors should follow the new author guidelines and download the new template for preparing manuscripts.

Another important change is that Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( will be applied to new publications.

Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering welcomes high-quality submissions from researchers from all over the world.

Posted: 2024-01-05

Notice: 2023 Volume 6 Issue 1 available online

We are pleased to inform all our readers that Volume 6 Issue 1 is now available online (click here for its full content).

2023 is a key turning year for Journal of Polymer Science and Engineering (JPSE). During this year, we have renewed our editorial board members, formed a new managing team, and further raised the standard of journal operations. Judging from the year's publication, these changes have had a positive effect. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the scholars who have been involved in the publication of this journal. We would also like to thank all the authors who have placed their trust in us to publish their excellent research in the journal.

We are confident that this issue of the journal will provide readers with cutting-edge information. We look forward to readers downloading and reading it.

Posted: 2024-01-03

Notice: Welcome Prof. Kumar Tamma to join JPSE editorial team

Welcome Prof. Kumar Tamma to join JPSE editorial team as Co-Editor-in-Chief.
Posted: 2023-11-15 More...

Research News: Section Collection Project Welcomes Submissions

This new Section Collection project is a great attempt to develop new ideas and applications. It is a great opportunity for journals and scholars in the field.

Please visit here to see the active sections available.

If you have a Section you want to join, please join us now! If you have a Section you want to contribute to, we also welcome your proposal!


Audrey Yap

Managing Editor

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Posted: 2023-08-07

MACRO 2022- The 49th World Polymer Congress

Posted: 2022-06-09 More...

84th Prague Meeting on Macromolecules – Frontiers of Polymer Colloids

This PMM was originally planned to be held in July 2020 and first postponed in July 2021. It is again postponed and rescheduled for July 24–28, 2022.

Posted: 2022-03-26 More...

The 48th World Polymer Congress (IUPAC-MACRO2020+)

The 48th World Polymer Congress (IUPAC-MACRO2020+) will be held from May 16th to 20th, 2021 in Jeju Island, South Korea. This event was initially scheduled 5-9 July 2020.
Posted: 2021-04-16 More...

Poly-Char 2020 [Venice] – International Polymer Characterization Forum

This conference was initially planned to be held from May 18-22, 2020 and postpone to October 5-9, 2020. Ultimately, it was rescheduled 12-14 April 2021.

Posted: 2020-10-18 More...

10th International Symposium on Molecular Order and Mobility in Polymer Systems

The 10th International Symposium Molecular Order and Mobility in Polymer Systems, MOMPS-X, will be held by the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia,May 18-22, 2020.
Posted: 2020-02-13 More...

Call for papers

Prof. Aidy Ali 

National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Posted: 2019-01-08 More...

Research News: Spontaneous synthesis of homogenous polymer networks

Nagoya researchers developed a spontaneous polymer network synthesis that allowed for the preparation of gels containing narrow molecular weight distribution polymers. The gel networks showed swelling properties that were responsive to temperature and solvent concentration. The reported process demonstrates the potential for facile preparation of high quality materials that exhibit the full range of polymer gel properties, including sustained release, stimuli responsiveness, and molecular sieving, amongst others.

Polymer gel materials have been widely applied in medicine, civil engineering, architecture and space exploration. Their appeal lies in the potential for preparing functional materials with consistent properties, via simple and easily reproducible methods. However, the compromise between method simplicity and optimized material performance means that not all gel materials fulfill their potential. Now a group of researchers at Nagoya University has established a process that combines the ease of a spontaneous process with the high  control required for producing high-performance materials. Their findings were published in NPG Asia Materials.

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Posted: 2018-09-12

Research News: Surprising antibacterial activity and selectivity of hydrophilic phosphonium polymers

Artificial polymers, like antibiotic peptides, need both hydrophobic and hydrophilic domains in their molecular structure to exert antibacterial activity. Now, researchers from Canada have synthesized a phosphonium polymer that challenges this view. As outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie, their polymer salt contained no hydrophobic alkyl chains but still acted as an extraordinarily efficient biocide. A re-evaluation of established strategies in antibiotics polymer research might be necessary.

To combat multiresistant bacteria and discover new antibiotics, scientists increasingly turn to the design and exploration of short artificial polymers. As these polymers can mimic the powerful peptide antibiotics, Paul J. Ragogna and Beth Gillies at Western University, London, ON (Canada), and their groups focus on phosphorus-containing polymers, the polyphosphoniums. Their  consists of a hydrocarbon backbone and a positively charged phosphorus center in every repeat unit. A balanced display of hydrophobic alkyl chains and positive charges was considered essential for effective adhesion to bacterial  and membrane disruption. Envisaging still more effective cell lysis, the scientists started to fine-tune this amphiphilic nature of the polyphosphoniums.

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Posted: 2018-09-12

Research News: Computing catalysts—team unlocks the molecular secrets to a popular polymer

Polyisobutylene (PIB) is a workhorse polymer that is found in a multitude of products, ranging from chewing gum, to tires, to engine oil and gasoline additives. Although commercially produced in large quantities since the 1940s, PIB chemistry was a mystery—scientists weren't sure how the reaction mechanism that creates the polymer happens at the molecular level, which limited further potential.

However, a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Wickliffe, Ohio-based Lubrizol Corporation has unlocked the secrets of PIB's . The group's findings were published this month in the journal ACS Catalysis.

Principal investigator is Karl Johnson, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Swanson School's Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering. Funding for the research was provided by Lubrizol, which in 2014 established a $1.2 million strategic partnership with the Department and Swanson School to jumpstart research innovation that also offers opportunities for undergraduates to participate.

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Posted: 2018-09-12
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