International Journal of Polymer Science

Advanced Polymer Particles

Publishing date
17 Feb 2012
Submission deadline
19 Aug 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Environmental and Life Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan

2Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Niigata University, 2-8050 Ikarashi, Niigata 950-2181, Japan

3Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Tuzla, 34956 Istanbul, Turkey

4Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577 Japan

5Division of Biotechnology and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628 Japan

Advanced Polymer Particles


Micro- and nanosized polymer particles support today's industries based on cutting-edge technologies. These industries have expanded into various fields, such as electronics, medical care, agriculture, food processing, paper manufacture, civil engineering and construction, communication engineering, water purification, textile modification, and coating. Our lives cannot exist without the polymer particles and associated technologies.

The main focus of this special issue is on new polymer particles, their syntheses and technologies expected to contribute to the developments in such industries and foster the next generation's industries. Explanation of the mechanisms for the preparation and characterization of the polymer particles is also acceptable. This special issue will provide the most recent developments and ideas in this field for researchers. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and characterization of micro- and nanoparticles
  • Emulsion, dispersion, and suspension polymerizations
  • Controlled ionic and radical polymerizations for polymer surfactants
  • Molecular self-assembly
  • Micro- and nanocapsules
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Particles for polymer support
  • Biorelated polymer particles
  • Polymer particles for optical sensors
  • Coating and adhesion
  • Applications of polymer particles

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 168412
  • - Editorial

Advanced Polymer Particles

Eri Yoshida | Takashi Kaneko | ... | Atsuyoshi Nakayama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 592759
  • - Review Article

Nanospheres Prepared by Self-Assembly of Random Copolymers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

Eri Yoshida
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 974204
  • - Research Article

Polymerization of Phenylacetylene-Based Monodendrons with Alkoxy Peripheral Groups and Oxygen/Nitrogen Permeation Behavior of Their Membranes

Takashi Kaneko | Kazuaki Sato | ... | Toshiki Aoki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 170912
  • - Review Article

Novel Complex Polymers with Carbazole Functionality by Controlled Radical Polymerization

Kazuhiro Nakabayashi | Hideharu Mori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 937928
  • - Review Article

Development of an Environmentally Friendly Resist-Removal Process Using Wet Ozone

Hideo Horibe | Yousuke Goto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 574878
  • - Review Article

Structure of Colloidal Flocs in relation to the Dynamic Properties of Unstable Suspension

Yasuhisa Adachi | Azusa Kobayashi | Motoyoshi Kobayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 816163
  • - Review Article

Synthesis of Hyperbranched Polymer Using Slow Monomer Addition Method

Toshifumi Satoh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 609767
  • - Review Article

Self-Assembly of Cholesterol-Containing Water-Soluble Polymers

Shin-ichi Yusa
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