A Partnership Between ACS Publications and the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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The Publications division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China, are proud to announce their partnership to launch Polymer Science & Technology, a new open access journal dedicated to fostering innovation in polymer research and technology for a sustainable future.

Polymer Science & Technology will be led by its founding Editor-in-Chief, Professor Xuesi Chen, Ph.D. of the CIAC, who will guide the journal to advance the frontiers of knowledge in polymers and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the application of polymer research toward the discovery of sustainable solutions to global challenges.

“We are honored to partner with ACS Publications to launch this exciting new journal. By leveraging ACS's renowned publishing platform and working with a global network of esteemed colleagues, we are confident that Polymer Science & Technology will emerge as a leading journal in its field,” said CIAC President Xiaoniu Yang, Ph.D. “I sincerely wish CIAC and ACS Publications a long and fruitful partnership.”
“We are delighted to work alongside CIAC to promote advances in the field of polymer research to help humanity tackle global challenges around sustainable development,” said ACS Publications President James Milne, Ph.D. “We are excited to launch this new journal, one which I anticipate will be highly influential for the scientific community under Professor Chen’s leadership.”

Professor Chen has made outstanding achievements that propelled the rapid development of the industrialization of environment-friendly materials and medical absorbable polymer materials and devices. His research interests focus on the controlled synthesis, industrialization, and biomedical applications of biodegradable polymers and innovative biomaterials, mainly based on polyesters, polypeptides, polycarbonates, and their copolymers.

Polymer Science & Technology aims to disseminate research that advances polymer knowledge and bridges the gap between polymer research and the sustainable solutions our society urgently needs. We are building a community-driven platform that values both the depth of academic rigor and the breadth of interdisciplinary collaboration,” said Professor Chen. “As the inaugural Editor-in-Chief, I look forward to the journal becoming the preferred choice for researchers in polymer and related interdisciplinary fields to share novel ideas and groundbreaking research.”

Professor Chen earned his Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry from Waseda University, Japan, and B.S. degree in Chemistry from Jilin University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has also been elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 

He has been recognized with numerous awards including the First Prize of Technological Invention Award of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, the First Prize of Science and Technology Contribution Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the First Prize of Jilin Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award.

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Professor Xuesi Chen, Ph.D.

The new journal will begin accepting submissions in the summer of 2024 and will publish its first issue in the spring of 2025. It will publish articles, letters, reviews, perspectives, comments, and editorials.

Polymer Science & Technology will also offer introductory no-fee open access publication. Article publishing charges (APCs) will be automatically waived for all articles submitted by December 31, 2027, if they are accepted after peer review.

Learn more about Polymer Science & Technology.

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The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications) is a leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through over 80 peer-reviewed journals, as well digital books, reference materials, and educational tools. It thus provides its members and the worldwide scientific community with a comprehensive collection of high-quality information products and services for the practice and advancement of the chemical sciences.

Founded in 1948, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CIAC, CAS) has developed into a multidisciplinary chemistry institute that integrates fundamental research, applied research, high-tech innovation research, and industrialization, and has emerged as a significant force and innovation base within China's chemical industry. By tackling scientific and technological challenges in areas, such as special equipment, ecological environment, health, and green energy, CIAC is dedicated to sparking innovation and driving industrial progress through breakthrough materials discoveries.

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