Research Journals

Our journals bring together original, peer reviewed articles from international researchers at the leading edge of the science, technology and commercial applications of rubbers and plastics.

Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce that the below* journals have been acquired by SAGE Publishing as of 19th June 2018.

For more information and details on how to contact SAGE and submit to the journals, please visit

* Depending on placement of notice

Cellular Polymers >

This peer reviewed journal publishes research on every type of foamed polymer, from elastomeric materials to rigid plastics.

International Polymer Science and Technology >

This journal gives unique access to original research translated into English from 5 leading rubber & plastics technical journals.

Polymers and Polymer Composites >

This journal provides an on-going forum for the publication of expertly peer reviewed, international research.

Polymers from Renewable Resources >

This peer reviewed journal publishes leading research focused on the development of renewable polymers and their applications.

Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology >

Current developments and likely future trends are reviewed across key areas of the polymer industry.