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Pigment & Resin Technology

Pigment & Resin Technology

The international journal of colorants, polymers and colour applications

ISSN: 0369-9420

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2016 Impact Factor: 0.670*
5-year Impact Factor (2016): 0.703*

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CiteScore 2016: 0.49
CiteScoreTracker 2017: 0.67 (Updated Monthly)

Key attributes and benefits

Pigment & Resin Technology is a specialist journal with a broad coverage of science and technology relevant to colorants, polymers and colour applications. Emphasis is placed on applied research covering chemical and physical aspects of the synthesis, characterisation and application of colourants and polymers, as well as the development of inks and coating formulations. Content is therefore tailored to researchers in these fields, and research articles relating to strategically important research discoveries are particularly welcome. The journal is unique in its coverage of research in coloured systems, which encompass both colourants and polymers, rendering it essential to practitioners.


Colourants and polymers, often present in conjunction, are essential components in most materials in both nature and society. R&D landscapes for colourants and polymers have evolved significantly over the last few decades, particularly due to the demands created by the emerging technologies in the fields of printed electronics, healthcare and space exploration, and by increasing awareness of the need to preserve natural resources and minimize pollution. Consequently, this journal covers all important and relevant areas relating to recent advancements, and thereby aims to keep researchers and practitioners up to date with the latest trends and developments.

Key journal audiences

  • Colourants, polymers and colour application scientists
  • Inks and coatings formulation scientists
  • Materials scientists
  • Heads of industrial research and development


  • Synthesis, characterisation of colourants and polymers
  • Design, characterisation and application of inks and coatings formulations
  • Non-colouration applications of colourants, polymers, inks and coatings
  • Reduction of environmental impacts of colourants, polymers, inks and coatings

This journal is indexed by: 

  • Academic Source Complete;
  •  Chemical Abstracts;
  • Coloration Technology (Society of Dyers and Colourists);
  • CPI Digest;
  • CSA Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (ANTE);
  • EBSCO;
  • EI Compendex;
  • International Polymer Science and Technology; (
  • ISI) Alerting Services®;
  • (ISI) Chemistry Citation Index®;
  • (ISI) Current Contents®: Engineering, Computing and Technology;
  • (ISI) Materials Science Citation Index®;
  • (ISI) SciSearch®: Science Citation Index Expanded;
  • RAPRA Abstracts;
  • ReadCube Discover
  • TOC Premier;
  • World Surface Coatings Abstracts

This journal is ranked by: 

  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals;
  • Scopus;
  • Thomson Reuters (ISI)


Pigment & Resin Technology is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Engineering eJournals Collection page.

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* 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

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