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Portfolio of Smithers Rapra journals to be published by SAGE Publishing

We are delighted to announce that effective 19th June 2018, SAGE has acquired five materials science titles previously published by Smithers Rapra. The acquisition results in the transfer to SAGE of the following:

Cellular Polymers (CP) – concerned primarily with the science of foamed materials, the technology and state of the art for processing and fabricating, the engineering techniques and principles of the machines used to produce them economically, and their applications in varied and wide ranging uses where they are making an increasingly valuable contribution.

International Polymer Science and Technology (IPST) –  This title is no longer accepting, translating or publishing new licensed content. Subscribers can still access content to which they subscribed

Polymers and Polymer Composites (PPC) –  an ongoing forum for the publication of peer reviewed, international research into fibre reinforced and particulate filled plastics, engineering plastics, nanocomposites, polymers or polyblends intended for engineering use, fibre reinforced and particulate filled plastics, structural adhesives, textile and wood fibres, and biomaterials.

Progress in Rubber Plastics and Recycling Technology (PRPRT) – aims to bridge the gap between research and development, and the practical and commercial applications of polymers in a wide range of uses.

Polymers from Renewable Resources (PRR) – focused on the development of renewable polymers and their application in the production of industrial, consumer, and medical products.


Please visit the manuscript submission guidelines that are now available on the journal links above, and follow instructions to submit your work online.

For papers already in peer review, you will be informed of a decision as soon as possible.

All accepted papers will now be published by SAGE.


SAGE will issue renewals and pricing for 2019 volumes later in 2018.

All subscription queries should be sent to

For consortia, multi-site and global licensing deals contact

Please note, because package information is already released for 2018, these titles will not be included in SAGE Premier or any other SAGE packages until 2019.


Orders via subscription agents
If you are using a subscription agent, please instruct your agent as usual. We are notifying all subscription agents of this change of publisher and they will be able to handle your query.


Online access
During the transition, you can still access content to which you have subscribed via the Smithers Rapra website: Content will be available to access via the SJ platform later in the year.

If you have an existing account with SAGE then the Smithers Rapra journals to which you subscribe will be automatically added to your SAGE account. You will have access to these titles in the same way as your other journal content.

If, by subscribing to Smithers Rapra journals, you are new to SAGE then an account will be automatically set up for you. A SAGE account administrator will send you an email with login details for your account.


Pricing enquiries
2018 Smithers Rapra pricing will be honoured for the incoming titles. All SAGE USD rates have been converted from the Smithers Rapra list price at SAGE’s standard foreign exchange rates for 2018.

Please note that SAGE has included Smithers Rapra’s domestic and international postage rates within the GBP and converted USD combined rates (respectively). Advertised postage rates were previously charged separately.

As soon as available, 2018 pricing will be provided on each journal’s home page, in line with SAGE’s standard pricing policies for all journals. Pricing will also be added to SAGE’s 2018 price list.

Click here to access SAGE’s 2018 Price List.


Who do I contact if I have any questions?
If you have any queries relating to the transfer, please contact