Polymer in service to the community

Polymer is a truly international journal, with papers submitted and published originating from 73 different countries while the online version of the journal is currently available in exactly 100 countries of the world. Papers in Polymer are published online within 5-7 days of acceptance (faster than anywhere else)!

As active participant in the life of the international polymer community, Polymer is proud to be the sponsor of several important awards:

  • Since 1997, The John H. Dillon Medal given by the American Physical Society and its Polymer Physics Division to recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. The 2011 winner was Raffaele Mezzenga and the 2012 winner is Rachel Segalman.
  • Since 2007, The Herman F. Mark Award, the highest honour given by the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. The latest (2011) winner was Krzysztof Matyjaszewski (Editorial Board Member of Polymer).
  • The three newly established (in 2007) Mark Scholars Awards given by the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. The latest (2011) winners were Jimmy Mays (Senior Scholar), Timothy E. Long (Scholar) and Javid Rzayev (Young Scholar).
  • The newly established (in 2006) Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for Best Chinese Paper published in Polymer. The winners of the 5th Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for the Best Chinese Paper published in Polymer during 2010 were Fei Hong, Yijie Lu, Junfang Li, Wenjing Shi, Guangzhao Zhang and ChiWu for their paper Revisiting of dimensional scaling of linear chains in dilute solutions published in Polymer, vol.51, 1413-1417 (2010).

For a number of years Polymer sponsors, on a regular basis, the following conferences:

  • UK High Polymer Research Group's Annual Conference in Shrigley (previously in Moretonhampstead)
  • Polymer Physics Division Meeting during the Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society

Polymer also sponsors important strategic decision-making meetings like the NSF Polymers Workshop in 2007 as well as a number of Best Poster Awards at major international polymer conferences and workshops every year.

As a service to its community, Polymer organises (since 2009) the International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science featuring 15 Plenary Lectures, given by outstanding scientists whose exceptional creativity has extended the frontiers of polymer science, and 500 posters. The next Symposium will take place 21-23 May 2-13 in Sitges (near Barcelona), Spain. More information: www.frontiersinpolymerscience.com.

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