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Journal of Polymers and the Environment

Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEnvironmental Science
Environmental Engineering

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics
Publisher Springer New York
Publication typeJournals
ISSN15728900, 15662543
Scope The Journal of Polymers and the Environment fills the need for an international forum in this diverse and rapidly expanding field. The journal serves a crucial role for the publication of information from a wide range of disciplines and is a central outlet for the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed original papers, review articles and short communications. The journal is intentionally interdisciplinary in regard to contributions and covers the following subjects - polymers, environmentally degradable polymers, and degradation pathways: biological, photochemical, oxidative and hydrolytic; new environmental materials: derived by chemical and biosynthetic routes; environmental blends and composites; developments in processing and reactive processing of environmental polymers; characterization of environmental materials: mechanical, physical, thermal, rheological, morphological, and others; recyclable polymers and plastics recycling environmental testing: in-laboratory simulations, outdoor exposures, and standardization of methodologies; environmental fate: end products and intermediates of biodegradation; microbiology and enzymology of polymer biodegradation; solid-waste management and public legislation specific to environmental polymers; and other related topics.


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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.

Environmental Engineering1999Q1
Environmental Engineering2000Q1
Environmental Engineering2001Q2
Environmental Engineering2002Q2
Environmental Engineering2003Q2
Environmental Engineering2004Q1
Environmental Engineering2005Q1
Environmental Engineering2006Q2
Environmental Engineering2007Q2
Environmental Engineering2008Q2
Environmental Engineering2009Q2
Environmental Engineering2010Q1
Environmental Engineering2011Q2
Environmental Engineering2012Q2
Environmental Engineering2013Q2
Environmental Engineering2014Q2
Environmental Engineering2015Q2
Environmental Engineering2016Q2
Environmental Engineering2017Q2
Environmental Engineering2018Q3
Environmental Engineering2019Q2
Materials Chemistry1999Q2
Materials Chemistry2000Q2
Materials Chemistry2001Q2
Materials Chemistry2002Q3
Materials Chemistry2003Q3
Materials Chemistry2004Q2
Materials Chemistry2005Q1
Materials Chemistry2006Q2
Materials Chemistry2007Q2
Materials Chemistry2008Q2
Materials Chemistry2009Q2
Materials Chemistry2010Q1
Materials Chemistry2011Q2
Materials Chemistry2012Q2
Materials Chemistry2013Q2
Materials Chemistry2014Q1
Materials Chemistry2015Q2
Materials Chemistry2016Q2
Materials Chemistry2017Q2
Materials Chemistry2018Q2
Materials Chemistry2019Q2
Polymers and Plastics1999Q1
Polymers and Plastics2000Q1
Polymers and Plastics2001Q2
Polymers and Plastics2002Q2
Polymers and Plastics2003Q2
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 Plastics2012Q2
Polymers and Plastics2013Q2
Polymers and Plastics2014Q1
Polymers and Plastics2015Q1
Polymers and Plastics2016Q1
Polymers and Plastics2017Q1
Polymers and Plastics2018Q2
Polymers and Plastics2019Q2

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)19991.051
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.624
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.815
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.389
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.917
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.969
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.271
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.184
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.516
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.490
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.607
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.643
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.051
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.986
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.575
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.357
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.469
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.453
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.443
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.874
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.579
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.013
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.009
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.525
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.280
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.455
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.277
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.675
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.766
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.280
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.196
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.548
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.463
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.424
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.556
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.854
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.882
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.361
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.217
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.061
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.695
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 Cites19998
Self Cites200013
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20020
Self Cites20034
Self Cites20049
Self Cites200520
Self Cites200619
Self Cites20078
Self Cites200821
Self Cites20095
Self Cites201021
Self Cites201138
Self Cites201271
Self Cites201348
Self Cites201426
Self Cites201535
Self Cites201612
Self Cites201725
Self Cites201892
Self Cites2019175
Total Cites199982
Total Cites200072
Total Cites200142
Total Cites200225
Total Cites200345
Total Cites200494
Total Cites2005152
Total Cites2006138
Total Cites2007176
Total Cites2008203
Total Cites2009223
Total Cites2010276
Total Cites2011322
Total Cites2012472
Total Cites2013664
Total Cites2014924
Total Cites2015822
Total Cites2016586
Total Cites2017410
Total Cites2018526
Total Cites20191514
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 document19990.949
External Cites per document20000.808
External Cites per document20010.521
External Cites per document20020.357
External Cites per document20030.603
External Cites per document20041.328
External Cites per document20051.737
External Cites per document20061.253
External Cites per document20071.377
External Cites per document20081.444
External Cites per document20091.832
External Cites per document20102.383
External Cites per document20111.775
External Cites per document20121.706
External Cites per document20131.884
External Cites per document20142.454
External Cites per document20152.459
External Cites per document20162.233
External Cites per document20172.305
External Cites per document20181.879
External Cites per document20192.366
Cites per document19991.051
Cites per document20000.986
Cites per document20010.575
Cites per document20020.357
Cites per document20030.662
Cites per document20041.469
Cites per document20052.000
Cites per document20061.453
Cites per document20071.443
Cites per document20081.611
Cites per document20091.874
Cites per document20102.579
Cites per document20112.013
Cites per document20122.009
Cites per document20132.031
Cites per document20142.525
Cites per document20152.569
Cites per document20162.280
Cites per document20172.455
Cites per document20182.277
Cites per document20192.675
% 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 documents20040
Non-citable documents20050
Non-citable documents20061
Non-citable documents20072
Non-citable documents20083
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents199978
Citable documents200073
Citable documents200173
Citable documents200270
Citable documents200368
Citable documents200464
Citable documents200576
Citable documents200695
Citable documents2007122
Citable documents2008126
Citable documents2009119
Citable documents2010107
Citable documents2011160
Citable documents2012235
Citable documents2013327
Citable documents2014366
Citable documents2015320
Citable documents2016257
Citable documents2017167
Citable documents2018231
Citable documents2019566
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 documents199929
Uncited documents200034
Uncited documents200150
Uncited documents200254
Uncited documents200341
Uncited documents200426
Uncited documents200525
Uncited documents200633
Uncited documents200752
Uncited documents200857
Uncited documents200939
Uncited documents201028
Uncited documents201148
Uncited documents201264
Uncited documents201391
Uncited documents201485
Uncited documents201573
Uncited documents201662
Uncited documents201742
Uncited documents201854
Uncited documents201997
Cited documents199949
Cited documents200039
Cited documents200123
Cited documents200216
Cited documents200327
Cited documents200438
Cited documents200551
Cited documents200663
Cited documents200772
Cited documents200872
Cited documents200982
Cited documents201080
Cited documents2011112
Cited documents2012172
Cited documents2013239
Cited documents2014284
Cited documents2015249
Cited documents2016197
Cited documents2017127
Cited documents2018181
Cited documents2019471
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