Smithers Rapra is one of the world's leading sources of information on polymers, plastics, rubber and adhesives.

Smithers Rapra prides itself in the publishing and international dissemination of high quality, peer reviewed scholarship and research from international researchers at the leading edge of the science, technology and commercial applications of rubbers and plastics.

Specialising in print and electronic journal publishing, Smithers Rapra Publishing is committed to technical and editorial innovation, combined with traditional values of quality and collaboration.

The journals provide access to original research at the leading edge of the science, technology and commercial applications of rubbers and plastics. All published research papers are subject to rigorous expert peer review prior to acceptance.

We publish a comprehensive range of subjects; here is just a brief list of some of the topics we cover:

  • The chemistry, physics and engineering properties of plastics
  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Polyblends
  • Textiles
  • Foams
  • Coatings
  • Conducting polymers
  • Recycling of plastics and rubbers
  • Renewable resources
  • Environmental issues
  • Use of plastics and rubber in any component, product or production process
  • Translations journal (International Polymer Science & Technology) which offers English language versions of recent Research from Japanese, German & Russian technical articles not available anywhere else.

Online access is included FREE as part of the subscription price, with the complete web archive back to 2001 available to subscribers. Access is available either by Userid/password or IP ranges.

For further information on submissions or subscription please contact: Kate Evans (Journals Manager)