The journal Rheologica Acta advances the science of rheology by publishing high quality peer reviewed articles, invited reviews and peer reviewed short communications reporting substantial progress in core areas of fluid or solid rheology.

The scope of coverage includes rheometrical and rheo-physical techniques, rheo-optics, microrheology; rheology of soft matter systems including polymer melts and solutions, colloidal dispersions, cement, ceramics, glasses, gels, emulsions, surfactant systems, liquid crystals, biomaterials and food; electro and magnetorheology; theory of rheology; non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, complex fluids in microfluidic devices and flow instabilities; interfacial rheology and more.

Rheologica Acta is the official journal of The European Society of Rheology.

  • Presents papers in all core areas of fluid or solid rheology.
  • Explores topics such as theories of rheology; non-Newtonian materials; computational methods in rheology; elastic instabilities and secondary flows; time-resolved rheometry, and more.
  • According to a 2019 survey, 88% of previous authors would submit to this journal again.

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Editors
  • Lynn M. Walker,
  • Philippe Coussot,
  • Jan Vermant
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2.604 (2019)
Impact factor
2.337 (2019)
Five year impact factor
137,938 (2020)
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  • Rheologica Acta Publication Award

    The Rheologica Acta Publication Award is presented annually to outstanding papers published in the journal. Learn more and see previous award recipients here.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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1435-1528
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0035-4511
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