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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Waste Management and Disposal

Materials Science
Materials Science (miscellaneous)
Publisher MDPI AG
Publication typeJournals
Scope Recycling (ISSN 2072-4292) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications in the area of waste reutilization and resource recycling. It provides an international online forum for studies related to recycling, resource recovery and waste utilisation across many industries including glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish experimental and theoretical research relating to innovation processes, tools and methodologies relating to resource recycling. Articles relating to the evaluation of the recycling process as well as inter-connected issues like socio-cultural, political, economic, and legal considerations related to recycling are also invited. Subject Areas: -Innovation processes, tools and methodologies for resource recycling across industry including (but not limited to): Paper recycling, Metal recycling, Glass recycling, Textiles recycling, Plastics recycling, Plant debris recycling, Putrescibles recycling, Wood recycling, Ceramics recycling, Soil recycling, Chemicals recycling, E-waste recycling. -Waste processing technologies- Circular economy- Zero waste programs- Recycling policies- The economics of recycling- Environmental and social impact of recycling- Product (eco) design and recycling


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q2
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Waste Management and Disposal2019Q2

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.125
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.383
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.125
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.383
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.190
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20160
Self Cites20176
Self Cites201812
Self Cites201915
Total Cites20160
Total Cites201727
Total Cites2018112
Total Cites2019240
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20160
External Cites per document20170.875
External Cites per document20182.128
External Cites per document20192.184
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20171.125
Cites per document20182.383
Cites per document20192.330
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20194
Citable documents20160
Citable documents201724
Citable documents201847
Citable documents2019103
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20160
Uncited documents201714
Uncited documents201812
Uncited documents201931
Cited documents20160
Cited documents201711
Cited documents201837
Cited documents201976
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