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International Journal of Plasticity


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Elsevier Ltd.



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The purpose of the journal is to report original research on all aspects of plastic deformation, damage and fracture behaviour of isotropic as well as anisotropic solids, including the thermodynamics of plasticity and fracture, continuum theory, and macroscopic as well as microscopic phenomena. The topics of interest include plastic behaviour of single crystals and polycrystalline metals, ceramics, rocks and soils, composites, nanocrystalline and microelectronics materials, shape memory alloys, ferroelectric ceramics, thin films and polymers, as well as plasticity aspects of failure and fracture mechanics. Significant experimental, numerical or theoretical contributions advancing the understanding of plastic behaviour of solids are of special interest, together with studies relating macroscopic to the microscopic behaviour of solids. Papers on modeling of finite nonlinear elastic deformation, with similarities to modeling of plastic deformation, are also welcome. The Journal will contain research papers, review articles, research notes, letters to the editor, and academic advertisements (books, journals, conferences, and symposia). Strain-rate dependent and strain-rate independent constitutive models to predict observed phemonena during quasi-static, dynamic or cyclic thermo-mechanical loading, behaviour of granular or porous solids under high confining pressures and at high temperatures, multiscale modeling of various deformation mechanisms (dislocation, twinning, and phase transformation), and models with capability for predicting the behaviour of composite materials based onknown plastic behaviour of matrix and fibers in such materials, are some examples of the main themes of this journal. Revealing applications of the new models of plasticity, including modelling of the observed phenomena in metal forming processes are also of interest. Join the conversation about this journal

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.

Materials Science (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Materials Science (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Mechanical Engineering1999Q1
Mechanical Engineering2000Q1
Mechanical Engineering2001Q1
Mechanical Engineering2002Q1
Mechanical Engineering2003Q1
Mechanical Engineering2004Q1
Mechanical Engineering2005Q1
Mechanical Engineering2006Q1
Mechanical Engineering2007Q1
Mechanical Engineering2008Q1
Mechanical Engineering2009Q1
Mechanical Engineering2010Q1
Mechanical Engineering2011Q1
Mechanical Engineering2012Q1
Mechanical Engineering2013Q1
Mechanical Engineering2014Q1
Mechanical Engineering2015Q1
Mechanical Engineering2016Q1
Mechanical Engineering2017Q1
Mechanical Engineering2018Q1
Mechanical Engineering2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials1999Q1
Mechanics of Materials2000Q1
Mechanics of Materials2001Q1
Mechanics of Materials2002Q1
Mechanics of Materials2003Q1
Mechanics of Materials2004Q1
Mechanics of Materials2005Q1
Mechanics of Materials2006Q1
Mechanics of Materials2007Q1
Mechanics of Materials2008Q1
Mechanics of Materials2009Q1
Mechanics of Materials2010Q1
Mechanics of Materials2011Q1
Mechanics of Materials2012Q1
Mechanics of Materials2013Q1
Mechanics of Materials2014Q1
Mechanics of Materials2015Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q1
Mechanics of Materials2017Q1
Mechanics of Materials2018Q1
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1

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)19991.175
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.460
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.447
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.639
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20084.525
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20094.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20106.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20115.723
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20125.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20136.750
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.755
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20157.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20176.411
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20197.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.175
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.432
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20043.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.968
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.615
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.600
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20125.203
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.779
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.939
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.317
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.360
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20197.163
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.824
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.088
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.449
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.772
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.063
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.371
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20064.452
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20074.979
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.944
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20105.883
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.246
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.927
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20136.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.446
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.878
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.983
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 Cites199962
Self Cites200050
Self Cites200175
Self Cites2002170
Self Cites2003243
Self Cites2004451
Self Cites2005432
Self Cites2006473
Self Cites2007421
Self Cites2008357
Self Cites2009394
Self Cites2010508
Self Cites2011533
Self Cites2012476
Self Cites2013649
Self Cites2014639
Self Cites2015623
Self Cites2016625
Self Cites2017634
Self Cites2018565
Self Cites2019685
Total Cites1999195
Total Cites2000209
Total Cites2001265
Total Cites2002494
Total Cites2003597
Total Cites2004849
Total Cites2005996
Total Cites20061125
Total Cites20071344
Total Cites20081260
Total Cites20091284
Total Cites20101751
Total Cites20111624
Total Cites20121613
Total Cites20132011
Total Cites20142271
Total Cites20152519
Total Cites20162526
Total Cites20172634
Total Cites20182671
Total Cites20193123
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 document19990.801
External Cites per document20000.958
External Cites per document20011.027
External Cites per document20021.751
External Cites per document20031.702
External Cites per document20041.753
External Cites per document20052.247
External Cites per document20062.442
External Cites per document20073.320
External Cites per document20083.308
External Cites per document20093.333
External Cites per document20104.408
External Cites per document20113.762
External Cites per document20123.668
External Cites per document20134.555
External Cites per document20144.872
External Cites per document20155.223
External Cites per document20164.788
External Cites per document20174.796
External Cites per document20185.014
External Cites per document20195.592
Cites per document19991.175
Cites per document20001.259
Cites per document20011.432
Cites per document20022.670
Cites per document20032.870
Cites per document20043.740
Cites per document20053.968
Cites per document20064.213
Cites per document20074.835
Cites per document20084.615
Cites per document20094.809
Cites per document20106.209
Cites per document20115.600
Cites per document20125.203
Cites per document20136.726
Cites per document20146.779
Cites per document20156.939
Cites per document20166.363
Cites per document20176.317
Cites per document20186.360
Cites per document20197.163
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents20039
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents20053
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20114
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents1999166
Citable documents2000166
Citable documents2001185
Citable documents2002185
Citable documents2003208
Citable documents2004227
Citable documents2005251
Citable documents2006267
Citable documents2007278
Citable documents2008273
Citable documents2009267
Citable documents2010282
Citable documents2011290
Citable documents2012310
Citable documents2013299
Citable documents2014335
Citable documents2015363
Citable documents2016397
Citable documents2017417
Citable documents2018420
Citable documents2019436
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 documents199971
Uncited documents200067
Uncited documents200175
Uncited documents200239
Uncited documents200351
Uncited documents200441
Uncited documents200530
Uncited documents200634
Uncited documents200732
Uncited documents200825
Uncited documents200921
Uncited documents201016
Uncited documents201119
Uncited documents201224
Uncited documents201310
Uncited documents201415
Uncited documents201516
Uncited documents201622
Uncited documents201732
Uncited documents201818
Uncited documents201916
Cited documents199995
Cited documents200099
Cited documents2001110
Cited documents2002154
Cited documents2003166
Cited documents2004197
Cited documents2005224
Cited documents2006235
Cited documents2007248
Cited documents2008252
Cited documents2009251
Cited documents2010271
Cited documents2011275
Cited documents2012290
Cited documents2013291
Cited documents2014323
Cited documents2015351
Cited documents2016384
Cited documents2017392
Cited documents2018409
Cited documents2019426
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