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European Polymer Journal

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Organic Chemistry

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope European Polymer Journal is dedicated to publishing work on fundamental and applied polymer chemistry and macromolecular materials. The journal covers all aspects of polymer synthesis, including polymerization mechanisms and chemical functional transformations, with a focus on novel polymers and the relationships between molecular structure and polymer properties. In addition, we welcome submissions on bio-based or renewable polymers, stimuli-responsive systems and polymer bio-hybrids. European Polymer Journal also publishes research on the biomedical application of polymers, including drug delivery and regenerative medicine. The main scope is covered but not limited to the following core research areas: Polymer synthesis and functionalization • Novel synthetic routes for polymerization, functional modification, controlled/living polymerization and precision polymers. Stimuli-responsive polymers • Including shape memory and self-healing polymers. Supramolecular polymers and self-assembly • Molecular recognition and higher order polymer structures. Renewable and sustainable polymers • Bio-based, biodegradable and anti-microbial polymers and polymeric bio-nanocomposites. Polymers at interfaces and surfaces • Chemistry and engineering of surfaces with biological relevance, including patterning, antifouling polymers and polymers for membrane applications. Biomedical applications and nanomedicine • Polymers for regenerative medicine, drug delivery molecular release and gene therapy The scope of European Polymer Journal no longer includes Polymer Physics.


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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.

Materials Chemistry2018Q1
Materials Chemistry2019Q1
Organic Chemistry1999Q2
Organic Chemistry2000Q3
Organic Chemistry2001Q2
Organic Chemistry2002Q2
Organic Chemistry2003Q2
Organic Chemistry2004Q2
Organic Chemistry2005Q2
Organic Chemistry2006Q2
Organic Chemistry2007Q1
Organic Chemistry2008Q2
Organic Chemistry2009Q1
Organic Chemistry2010Q1
Organic Chemistry2011Q2
Organic Chemistry2012Q2
Organic Chemistry2013Q1
Organic Chemistry2014Q1
Organic Chemistry2015Q1
Organic Chemistry2016Q1
Organic Chemistry2017Q1
Organic Chemistry2018Q1
Organic Chemistry2019Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)1999Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2000Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2001Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2002Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2003Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2004Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2005Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Polymers and Plastics1999Q1
Polymers and Plastics2000Q1
Polymers and Plastics2001Q1
Polymers and Plastics2002Q1
Polymers and Plastics2003Q1
Polymers and Plastics2004Q1
Polymers and Plastics2005Q1
Polymers and Plastics2006Q1
Polymers and Plastics2007Q1
Polymers and Plastics2008Q1
Polymers and Plastics2009Q1
Polymers and Plastics2010Q1
Polymers and Plastics2011Q1
Polymers and Plastics2012Q1
Polymers and Plastics2013Q1
Polymers and Plastics2014Q1
Polymers and Plastics2015Q1
Polymers and Plastics2016Q1
Polymers and Plastics2017Q1
Polymers and Plastics2018Q1
Polymers and Plastics2019Q1

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)19990.695
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.790
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.866
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.097
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.510
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.405
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.550
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.908
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.422
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.787
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.948
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.986
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.390
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.695
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.068
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.104
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.524
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.562
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.716
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.224
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.372
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.350
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.649
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.632
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.047
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.995
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.779
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.039
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.067
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.940
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.339
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.472
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.551
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.848
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.621
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.383
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.825
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.802
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.071
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 Cites199954
Self Cites200092
Self Cites200168
Self Cites2002108
Self Cites200383
Self Cites200493
Self Cites2005145
Self Cites2006145
Self Cites2007244
Self Cites2008255
Self Cites2009177
Self Cites2010136
Self Cites2011126
Self Cites201278
Self Cites2013161
Self Cites2014143
Self Cites2015260
Self Cites2016293
Self Cites2017378
Self Cites2018375
Self Cites2019470
Total Cites1999522
Total Cites2000671
Total Cites2001713
Total Cites2002974
Total Cites20031058
Total Cites20041420
Total Cites20051850
Total Cites20062375
Total Cites20072671
Total Cites20083202
Total Cites20093669
Total Cites20104372
Total Cites20113611
Total Cites20122891
Total Cites20132547
Total Cites20143145
Total Cites20153575
Total Cites20165071
Total Cites20175113
Total Cites20186112
Total Cites20196384
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 document19990.623
External Cites per document20000.716
External Cites per document20010.755
External Cites per document20020.950
External Cites per document20031.018
External Cites per document20041.424
External Cites per document20051.818
External Cites per document20062.297
External Cites per document20072.309
External Cites per document20082.358
External Cites per document20092.585
External Cites per document20103.124
External Cites per document20113.254
External Cites per document20123.260
External Cites per document20133.418
External Cites per document20143.467
External Cites per document20153.576
External Cites per document20163.813
External Cites per document20173.699
External Cites per document20183.777
External Cites per document20193.937
Cites per document19990.695
Cites per document20000.829
Cites per document20010.835
Cites per document20021.068
Cites per document20031.104
Cites per document20041.524
Cites per document20051.972
Cites per document20062.446
Cites per document20072.541
Cites per document20082.562
Cites per document20092.716
Cites per document20103.224
Cites per document20113.372
Cites per document20123.350
Cites per document20133.649
Cites per document20143.632
Cites per document20153.857
Cites per document20164.047
Cites per document20173.995
Cites per document20184.024
Cites per document20194.250
% 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 documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20086
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents201619
Non-citable documents201723
Non-citable documents201829
Non-citable documents201923
Citable documents1999751
Citable documents2000809
Citable documents2001854
Citable documents2002912
Citable documents2003958
Citable documents2004932
Citable documents2005938
Citable documents2006971
Citable documents20071051
Citable documents20081250
Citable documents20091351
Citable documents20101356
Citable documents20111071
Citable documents2012863
Citable documents2013698
Citable documents2014866
Citable documents2015927
Citable documents20161253
Citable documents20171280
Citable documents20181519
Citable documents20191502
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 documents1999456
Uncited documents2000446
Uncited documents2001457
Uncited documents2002412
Uncited documents2003411
Uncited documents2004355
Uncited documents2005281
Uncited documents2006240
Uncited documents2007259
Uncited documents2008263
Uncited documents2009262
Uncited documents2010219
Uncited documents2011176
Uncited documents2012132
Uncited documents2013100
Uncited documents2014121
Uncited documents2015127
Uncited documents2016180
Uncited documents2017176
Uncited documents2018215
Uncited documents2019191
Cited documents1999295
Cited documents2000363
Cited documents2001397
Cited documents2002500
Cited documents2003547
Cited documents2004580
Cited documents2005661
Cited documents2006736
Cited documents2007798
Cited documents2008993
Cited documents20091094
Cited documents20101140
Cited documents2011897
Cited documents2012735
Cited documents2013600
Cited documents2014752
Cited documents2015807
Cited documents20161092
Cited documents20171127
Cited documents20181333
Cited documents20191334
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