Latest Attention!! For those interest in submitting a paper for publication in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering (MME), the deadline for the extended abstract submission for the first consideration is by January 15th, 2019.
After the first review process, an invitation letter will be sent to the author(s) by January 31st, 2019.
The contribution should be submitted directly to the editorial office of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering using the online submission service (http://www.editorialmanager.com/mme-journal) by February 28th, 2019. All papers will undergo regular refereeing procedures, managed by the in-house editors.
The overview and scope of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering can be found here:
This special issue in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering intends to highlight trends Polymeric Materials and Polymer Engineering which will cover the followings:
Feature Articles should focus on a specific area, without being as exhaustive as a Review. The author’s own work can be highlighted. However, important contributions of others must be cited and also briefly discussed, so that non-specialist readers can get a general idea of the field. An outlook describing new challenges should be given at the end of the manuscript.
Reviews on the other hand should describe topics of more general interest and give a more complete literature survey over a certain period of time.
Most importantly, Feature Articles and Reviews should be critically written, i.e., rather than an assemblage of detailed information, a critical selection and treatment of the material is desired; unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed.
The first section of the article itself, the Introduction, should primarily introduce the non-specialist to the subject in as clear a way as possible. A biography (100 words; please only include academic history and research interests) and a portrait photograph (JPG or TIF file) of each author/co-author must be submitted together with the final version/production data.
Full Papers in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering should be either of current general interest or of great significance to a more specialized readership. All contributions will be judged on the criteria of originality, quality, and novelty. Papers that are considered suitable will then be sent to independent referees. Based on the referees’ recommendations, the editors will make a decision on whether to accept a contribution. Manuscripts must not have been published previously, except in the form of a preliminary Communication (details requested).
Details that could be of importance to the referees, but that are unlikely to be of interest to the reader, can be submitted as an enclosure for the referees. Supporting Information for readers (e.g., additional graphics, spectra, multimedia files, etc.) not contained in the article itself may also be submitted (please clearly identify as such). If the article is accepted, this information will be made accessible in the Internet. Only articles that have already been published in a scientific journal should be cited. A PDF file of cited publications not yet available for the referees should be sent by e-mail to the Editorial Office. Unpublished results and lectures should only be cited for exceptional reasons.
Communications are brief reports on experimental or theoretical studies in all branches of macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
Preliminary results might be presented, which will usually be followed up by a Full Paper. The results must be of great significance and contribute to the development or further development of an important area of research. A short text justifying why a preliminary communication should appear in the respective journal should be included in the cover letter. The paper must be written in such a way that the non-specialist is able to recognize the significance of the findings, and all significant parts must not already have appeared in print or electronic online systems (for example in reviews, proceedings, or preprints). Contributions that do not satisfy these criteria will not be accepted for publication. Only Communications that are judged to be of sufficient interest to the readership will be sent to three independent referees.
Inclusive of title page, text pages, all literature citations, footnotes, and legends to the figures/schemes, a communication should not exceed 3000 words; a maximum of 4 display items (tables, figures, or schemes) may be added. Only in exceptional cases of highest urgency and scientific importance, and when a written justification of their extended length is provided, will longer manuscripts be accepted.