About the journal

Polymer Journal is the official journal of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) and publishes high-quality Original Articles, Notes, Short Communications and Reviews on cutting-edge developments in macromolecule research. It is an international peer-reviewed journal that is published on a monthly basis. Read more about our aims and scope.

The editorial team is led by Professor Takashi Kato and includes a diverse and respected editorial board. Together they work towards cementing Polymer Journal as an essential resource for scientists and one of the leading forums for discourse in the global polymer community. Moving forwards, the journal aims to provide an integrated platform for scientific communication, facilitating the advancement of polymer science and related fields.

Polymer Journal is now accepting submissions of papers discussing all aspects of macromolecule research and related fields. Consult the instructions for authors and submit your paper today.


Aims and scope of journal

Polymer Journal promotes research from all aspects of polymer science from anywhere in the world and aims to provide an integrated platform for scientific communication that assists the advancement of polymer science and related fields. The journal publishes Original Articles, Notes, Short Communications and Reviews.

Subject areas and topics of particular interest within the journal's scope include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Polymer synthesis and reactions
  • Polymer structures
  • Physical properties of polymers
  • Polymer surface and interfaces
  • Functional polymers
  • Supramolecular polymers
  • Self-assembled materials
  • Biopolymers and bio-related polymer materials
  • Polymer engineering

Impact factor

2016 Impact Factor 2.145*

30/86 Polymer Science

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)


Abstracted/indexed in

ChemPort (CAS)
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
Chemical Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Chemistry Server Reaction Center (Thomson Reuters)
Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
Materials Science Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
Science Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
SCOPUS (Elsevier)
Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)



The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Polymer Journal is 0032-3896, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1349-0540.




Takashi Kato, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Associate Editors

Wen–Chang Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Kunio Kimura, Okayama University, Japan
Shunsaku Kimura, Kyoto University, Japan
Takeshi Serizawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Keiji Tanaka, Kyushu University, Japan
Takuma Yasuda, Kyushu University, Japan

Editorial Advisory Board

Tetsuo Asakura, Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiki Chujo, Kyoto, Japan
Douglas Gin, Boulder, USA
Der-Jang Liaw, Taipei, Taiwan
Axel H. E. Müller, Mainz, Germany
Hiroyuki Nishide, Tokyo, Japan
Moonhor Ree, Pohang, Republic of Korea
Takahiro Sato, Osaka, Japan
Sam Stupp, Evanston, IL, USA
David Tirrell, Pasadena, CA, USA
Goran Ungar, Sheffield, UK
Deqing Zhang, Beijing, China
Xi Zhang, Beijing, China

Honorary Advisory Board

Akihiro Abe, Kanagawa, Japan
Yotaro Morishima, Fukui, Japan
Takeo Saegusa, Kyoto, Japan
Toshikazu Takata, Tokyo, Japan
Mitsuru Ueda, Tokyo, Japan

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