Colloid and Polymer Science publishes significant advances in colloid and polymer science.

Currently the average time from submission to first decision is 25 days.


CPS is a leading international journal of longstanding tradition devoted to colloid and polymer science and its interdisciplinary interactions. As such, it responds to a demand which has lost none of its actuality as revealed in the trends of contemporary materials science. To enable an effective and fast dissemination of scientific manuscripts, four categories of contributions are presented:

- Invited review articles
- Perspectives
- Original contributions
- Short communications

The latter will be published with high priority, at least within two weeks after acceptance of the manuscript. (The usual time between acceptance and publishing OnlineFirst is typically three weeks.) With this immediacy, Colloid and Polymer Science serves as a reliable partner for an effective distribution of scientific results.

Purely application-oriented manuscripts as well as routine work are not accepted.

  • A modern leading international journal with a longstanding tradition since 1906
  • Publishes outstanding research results from all areas of colloid and polymer science and interdisciplinary interactions
  • Provides invited reviews, original contributions, short communications, and perspectives articles
  • 61% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again
  • NEW: No submission fee for full-color illustrations of accepted articles

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Christine M. Papadakis,
  • Yu Zhu
Chief Advisory Editor
  • Friedrich Kremer
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.434 (2021)
Impact factor
2.002 (2021)
Five year impact factor
388,286 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1435-1536
Print ISSN
0303-402X
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