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Editor-in-Chief: Liebner, Falk

Ed. by Nypelo, Tiina


Emerging Science

Open Access

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    Hydrogels is an international journal of research established to promote scientific discourse and to foster scientific development related to the applied and fundamental progress on the engineering of hydrogel smart materials and their applications.

    Hydrogels is an open access, electronic publication platform employing world's top publishing technologies and is published within Emerging Science Journals, unprecedented publishing program dedicated to rapidly developing research areas.
    Hydrogels invites Letters, Articles and Reviews that address challenges of hydrogel in the physico-chemical enterprise and which advance the principles of sustainable technologies at the interface between polymer science, nano-science, food science and medicine.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read
    Hydrogels provides a forum in which scientists and engineers from areas, such as food industry, medicine, cosmetics, environmental remediation, water treatment, biomaterials and polymer science can exchange ideas and challenge others to work at increasingly high levels of innovation and sound scientific judgment. Hydrogels is an international journal of research established to promote the recent developments related to the applied and fundamental progress on the engineering of the hydrogel smart materials and their applications. Articles published in Hydrogels are accessible under an open-access policy to all readers in a high quality electronic form.

    Why submit
    Hydrogels is a unique journal that publishes research advances in the discipline of hydrogels with a fast and comprehensive peer-review process. The high quality standards are maintained by the prominent scientists on its Advisory Board, actively working in all the areas covered by the journal. Publication in this journal will help scientists to place their unique work in the right place and receive proper citation to their accomplishment and advancement.


    Emerging Science
    Type of Publication:
    Scientists and engineers from areas, such as food industry, medicine, cosmetics, environmental remediation, water treatment, biomaterials and polymer science.

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via email to the Editorial Office at hydrogels.editorial@degruyteropen.com

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Commentaries
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Formatting Requirements

    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individualfiles: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in Hydrogels, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by)
    • full title of article and short title
    • full list of authors with affiliations
    • e-mail of the corresponding author
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion.  For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

    Open Access License

    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Hydrogels is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • ResearchGate
    • Sherpa/RoMEO
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Falk Liebner, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

    Journal Editor
    Tiina Nypelo, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

    Associate Editors:
    Cyril Aymonier, Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée, Université de Bordeaux, France
    Pavel Gurikov, Institute of Thermal Separation Processes, University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
    Kirsi Mikkonen, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Jean-Marie Nedelec, Ecole National Superior de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand, France
    Kai Zhang, Department of Wood Technology and Wood-based Composites, University Göttingen, Germany

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Ali Ayoub, Tethis, Inc. and North Carolina State University, USA
    Thomas Groth, Biomedical Materials Group, Institute of Pharmacy, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
    Fiona Hatton, KTH, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Division of Coating Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ulrich Kuloznik, Food and Bioprocess Engineering and ZIEL – Institute for Food & Health, Technical University Munich, Germany
    Hua Li, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Yoav D. Livney, Faculty of Biotechnology & Food Engineering, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Herman Mansur, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais-Brazil, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Fernando Jorge Mendes Monteiro, Faculty of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Institute, University of Porto, Portugal
    Rodrigo Oréfice, School of Engineering, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Rui Qiao, Laboratory of Transport Phenomena for Advanced Technologies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA
    Harald Rohm, Institute of Food Technology and Bioprocess Engineering, Technical University Dresden, Germany
    Orlando Rojas, Department of Forest Products Technology, Aalto University, Finland
    Keita Sakakibara, Division of Materials Chemistry - Chemistry of Polymer Materials, Kyoto University, Japan
    Matthias Schnabelrauch, Department of Biomaterials, Innovent e.V., Jena, Germany
    Irina Smirnova, Institute of Thermal Separation Processes, University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
    Izabela Stancu, Advanced Polymer Materials Group, Department of Bioresources and Polymer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania
    Vania Regina Nicoletta Telis, Departamento de Engenharia e Tecnologia de Alimentos, UNESP - Campus de São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
    Maija Tenkanen, Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Sandra Van Vlierberghe, Ghent University, Polymer Chemistry & Biomaterials Group/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Applied Physics and Photonics, Belgium
    Marcy Zenobi-Wong, ETH Zürich, Molecular Health Science, Cartilage Engineering and Regeneration Group, Switzerland
    Bing Xu, Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, USA
    Zhimou Yang, Nankai University, State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, College of Pharmacy, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Molecular Drug Design, Tianjin, P.R. China
    Xuanhe Zhao, MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

    Language Editors
    Charlotte Holt, North Carolina State University, USA
    Annie Lassiter, North Carolina State University, USA
    Carter Reeb, North Carolina State University, USA

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