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Applied Rheology

Editor In Chief: Peter Fischer and Martin Kröger

Applied Rheology is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal devoted to the publication in the field of applied rheology. The journal provides the readers with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide; and the authors with extensive promotion of published articles, long-time preservation, language-correction services, no space constraints and immediate publication.

Applied Rheology is listed inter alia by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), JCR and SCIE.

Our standard policy requires each paper to be reviewed by at least two Referees and the peer-review process is single-blind.

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The journal publishes research and review articles, rapid and short communications, comments and replies that cover the science of the deformation and flow of soft matter, with special interest in experimental and computational advances in the characterization and understanding of complex fluids, including their nonequilibrium dynamic and structural behaviors.

The journal offers insight into both phenomenological and molecular theories, instrumentation, the study of diverse materials (such as polymers, rubber, paint, glass, food, biological materials) and a wide range of practical applications.

Applied Rheology provides the forum for manuscripts that present new techniques or give an overview of existing experimental, computational or theoretical methods in the field of applied rheology.

Why submit and read
Applied Rheology is a premier source of a high quality research. All published articles are made freely and permanently accessible online.

Authors benefit from fair and constructive peer review, language-correction services and extensive promotion of each published article.
The journal uses continuous publication model - accepted manuscripts are published quickly after the acceptance.
Thanks to Open Access, all articles are freely available to the academic community worldwide without any restrictions, there are more liberal policies on copyrights (authors retain copyright) and on self-archiving (no embargo periods).

The journal is archived in Portico.

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All submissions must be made via online submission system Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/applrheol. For detailed information, please see Instruction for authors

In case of any technical problems, please contact the Managing Editor of Applied Rheology: Paulina Leśna-Szreter PhD, Paulina.Lesna@degruyter.com

Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable. See Editorial Policy for details.
Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists. Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Managing Editor.

Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless –due to their local circumstances –their work is not copyrighted. The copyrights are governed by the Creative-Commons Attribution Only license(CC-BY) which is compliant with Plan-S. The use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution license. The corresponding author grants De Gruyter the license to use of the article, by signing the Open Access License. Scanned copy of license should be sent to the journal, as soon as possible.

Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The final decision of acceptance in made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.

Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Code of Conduct and implement its advice.

Peter Fischer, Agricultural and Food Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Martin Kröger, Polymer Physics, Materials Science, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Gregory Barshtein, Department of Biochemistry, The Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Adam Burbidge, Nestle Research Centre, Switzerland
François Caton, Joseph Fourier University, Laboratory of Rheology and Processes, France
Jan Engmann, Nestle Research Center, Department Food Science and Technology, France          
Patrice Estellé, Université de Rennes 1, France
Crispulo Gallegos-Montes, Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Georgios Georgiou, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Giovanni Ianniruberto, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Yuichi Masubuchi, Department of Materials Physics, Nagoya University, Japan             
Hans Christian Öttinger, Polymer Physics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Fernando Tavares de Pinho, Center for the Study of Transport Phenomena,Department of Mechanical Engineering
FEUP-Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Henrik K. Rasmussen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nick Triantafillopoulos, Arditos Innovation LLC, San Diego, CA, USA
David Venerus, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA
Manfred Wilhelm, KIT, Institute of Technical and Polymer Chemistry, Germany
Bettina Wolf, University of Birmingham, School of Chemical Engineering, UK

Language Editors:
Ramila Amirikas, The ōbex project
Claudia Mendez, The ōbex project

Managing Editor:
Paulina Leśna-Szreter, De Gruyter