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Polymer Degradation and Stability


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Elsevier Ltd.



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Polymer Degradation and Stability deals with the degradation reactions and their control which are a major preoccupation of practitioners of the many and diverse aspects of modern polymer technology. Deteriorative reactions occur during processing, when polymers are subjected to heat, oxygen and mechanical stress, and during the useful life of the materials when oxygen and sunlight are the most important degradative agencies. In more specialised applications, degradation may be induced by high energy radiation, ozone, atmospheric pollutants, mechanical stress, biological action, hydrolysis and many other influences. The mechanisms of these reactions and stabilisation processes must be understood if the technology and application of polymers are to continue to advance. The reporting of investigations of this kind is therefore a major function of this journal. However there are also new developments in polymer technology in which degradation processes find positive applications. For example, photodegradable plastics are now available, the recycling of polymeric products will become increasingly important, degradation and combustion studies are involved in the definition of the fire hazards which are associated with polymeric materials and the microelectronics industry is vitally dependent upon polymer degradation in the manufacture of its circuitry. Polymer properties may also be improved by processes like curing and grafting, the chemistry of which can be closely related to that which causes physical deterioration in other circumstances. 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.

Condensed Matter Physics1999Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2000Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2001Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2002Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2003Q2
Condensed Matter Physics2004Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2005Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2006Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2007Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2008Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2009Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2010Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2011Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2012Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2013Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2014Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2015Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2016Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2017Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2019Q1
Materials Chemistry1999Q2
Materials Chemistry2000Q2
Materials Chemistry2001Q1
Materials Chemistry2002Q1
Materials Chemistry2003Q1
Materials Chemistry2004Q1
Materials Chemistry2005Q1
Materials Chemistry2006Q1
Materials Chemistry2007Q1
Materials Chemistry2008Q1
Materials Chemistry2009Q1
Materials Chemistry2010Q1
Materials Chemistry2011Q1
Materials Chemistry2012Q1
Materials Chemistry2013Q1
Materials Chemistry2014Q1
Materials Chemistry2015Q1
Materials Chemistry2016Q1
Materials Chemistry2017Q1
Materials Chemistry2018Q1
Materials Chemistry2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials1999Q2
Mechanics of Materials2000Q2
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
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)19990.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.832
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.027
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.315
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.991
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.154
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.863
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.008
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.709
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.806
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.001
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.829
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.932
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.119
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.839
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.252
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.648
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.021
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.543
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.625
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.281
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.143
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.456
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.572
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.076
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.367
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 Cites1999166
Self Cites2000197
Self Cites2001193
Self Cites2002249
Self Cites2003331
Self Cites2004299
Self Cites2005306
Self Cites2006517
Self Cites2007389
Self Cites2008382
Self Cites2009378
Self Cites2010372
Self Cites2011372
Self Cites2012406
Self Cites2013433
Self Cites2014453
Self Cites2015479
Self Cites2016520
Self Cites2017468
Self Cites2018409
Self Cites2019405
Total Cites1999481
Total Cites2000680
Total Cites2001919
Total Cites2002864
Total Cites20031090
Total Cites20041341
Total Cites20051636
Total Cites20062215
Total Cites20072367
Total Cites20082736
Total Cites20092679
Total Cites20102598
Total Cites20113308
Total Cites20123425
Total Cites20133471
Total Cites20143542
Total Cites20153788
Total Cites20163724
Total Cites20173701
Total Cites20183827
Total Cites20194172
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 document19990.528
External Cites per document20000.711
External Cites per document20010.958
External Cites per document20020.837
External Cites per document20031.053
External Cites per document20041.431
External Cites per document20051.755
External Cites per document20062.169
External Cites per document20072.122
External Cites per document20082.523
External Cites per document20092.435
External Cites per document20102.672
External Cites per document20113.216
External Cites per document20123.292
External Cites per document20133.225
External Cites per document20143.322
External Cites per document20153.332
External Cites per document20163.303
External Cites per document20173.354
External Cites per document20183.798
External Cites per document20194.176
Cites per document19990.806
Cites per document20001.001
Cites per document20011.212
Cites per document20021.176
Cites per document20031.512
Cites per document20041.842
Cites per document20052.158
Cites per document20062.829
Cites per document20072.540
Cites per document20082.932
Cites per document20092.835
Cites per document20103.119
Cites per document20113.623
Cites per document20123.735
Cites per document20133.685
Cites per document20143.809
Cites per document20153.815
Cites per document20163.839
Cites per document20173.839
Cites per document20184.252
Cites per document20194.625
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20011
Non-citable documents20023
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20069
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents20099
Non-citable documents20107
Non-citable documents20119
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents1999597
Citable documents2000679
Citable documents2001758
Citable documents2002735
Citable documents2003721
Citable documents2004728
Citable documents2005758
Citable documents2006783
Citable documents2007932
Citable documents2008933
Citable documents2009945
Citable documents2010833
Citable documents2011913
Citable documents2012917
Citable documents2013942
Citable documents2014930
Citable documents2015993
Citable documents2016970
Citable documents2017964
Citable documents2018900
Citable documents2019902
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 documents1999341
Uncited documents2000332
Uncited documents2001344
Uncited documents2002306
Uncited documents2003256
Uncited documents2004213
Uncited documents2005217
Uncited documents2006176
Uncited documents2007215
Uncited documents2008188
Uncited documents2009180
Uncited documents2010160
Uncited documents2011143
Uncited documents2012138
Uncited documents2013145
Uncited documents2014143
Uncited documents2015137
Uncited documents2016125
Uncited documents2017119
Uncited documents2018101
Uncited documents2019101
Cited documents1999258
Cited documents2000348
Cited documents2001415
Cited documents2002432
Cited documents2003468
Cited documents2004519
Cited documents2005546
Cited documents2006616
Cited documents2007729
Cited documents2008754
Cited documents2009774
Cited documents2010680
Cited documents2011779
Cited documents2012785
Cited documents2013805
Cited documents2014795
Cited documents2015868
Cited documents2016855
Cited documents2017855
Cited documents2018806
Cited documents2019808
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