University of Minnesota
Case Western Reserve University
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ACS Macro Letters welcomes submissions in all areas of contemporary soft matter science in which macromolecules play a key role, including nanotechnology, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry, biomaterials, energy generation and storage, and renewable/sustainable materials. Submissions to ACS Macro Letters should justify clearly the rapid disclosure of the key elements of the study. The scope of the journal will include high-impact research of broad interest in all areas of polymer science and engineering, including cross-disciplinary research that interfaces with polymer science.
With the launch of ACS Macro Letters, all Communications to the Editor that were formerly published in Macromolecules will be published as Letters in ACS Macro Letters.
Launching Issue 1 January 2012
Beginning in 2012, Macromolecules will reorganize with the introduction of ACS Macro Letters. ACS Macro Letters will be an all-Letters-format journal, covering all areas included in Macromolecules, and will replace the current Communications to the Editor that appear in Macromolecules.
"Polymer science has never been more intellectually vibrant, nor more essential to technological progress. Whether it is sustainable plastics, biomedical materials, renewable energy, or abundant clean water, polymers have a key role to play. The time is ripe for a rapid response journal that can deliver the most exciting fundamental advances in this broad arena".
— Editor Timothy P. Lodge, University of Minnesota
"This is a very exciting time to be a polymer scientist as there are many emerging areas aided by the development of more controllable syntheses of polymer architectures, better characterization techniques, and an increased understanding of the role of macromolecules in biological systems. Especially hot topics are the design and application of functional polymers that are useful to meet challenges in the areas of health, energy, and sustainability. Beyond these application-driven trends, several material-based trends have emerged at the interface of polymer science with other fields.
I would like ACS Macro Letters to be seen as the place for researchers to publish their high-impact research, serving the established polymer science and engineering community, while also attracting authors and readers from related disciplines. With a rapid Communications format, the goal is to have fast turnaround for authors, ensuring their high-impact publications reach the polymer community as fast as possible."
— Deputy Editor Stuart J. Rowan, Case Western Reserve University