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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
Condensed Matter Physics2020Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2021Q1
Condensed Matter Physics2022Q1
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
Materials Chemistry2020Q1
Materials Chemistry2021Q1
Materials Chemistry2022Q1
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
Mechanics of Materials2020Q1
Mechanics of Materials2021Q1
Mechanics of Materials2022Q1
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
Polymers and Plastics2020Q1
Polymers and Plastics2021Q1
Polymers and Plastics2022Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)19990.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.021
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.206
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.292
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.480
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.822
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.833
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.130
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.314
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.893
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.932
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.100
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.036
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.330
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.994
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20215.204
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20226.344
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.999
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.213
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.171
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.509
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.858
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.826
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.962
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.115
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.607
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.725
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.788
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.873
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.245
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.623
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.822
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20215.215
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20226.276
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.524
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.312
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.631
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.549
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.348
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.980
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20226.137
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 Cites2003332
Self Cites2004299
Self Cites2005306
Self Cites2006516
Self Cites2007389
Self Cites2008384
Self Cites2009379
Self Cites2010372
Self Cites2011370
Self Cites2012406
Self Cites2013433
Self Cites2014470
Self Cites2015481
Self Cites2016526
Self Cites2017474
Self Cites2018406
Self Cites2019402
Self Cites2020360
Self Cites2021347
Self Cites2022484
Total Cites1999481
Total Cites2000679
Total Cites2001921
Total Cites2002863
Total Cites20031091
Total Cites20041356
Total Cites20051640
Total Cites20062230
Total Cites20072367
Total Cites20082775
Total Cites20092731
Total Cites20102604
Total Cites20113311
Total Cites20123431
Total Cites20133497
Total Cites20143549
Total Cites20153898
Total Cites20163812
Total Cites20173772
Total Cites20183825
Total Cites20194165
Total Cites20204277
Total Cites20214699
Total Cites20225485
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 document20000.710
External Cites per document20010.960
External Cites per document20020.835
External Cites per document20031.053
External Cites per document20041.452
External Cites per document20051.760
External Cites per document20062.189
External Cites per document20072.122
External Cites per document20082.563
External Cites per document20092.489
External Cites per document20102.679
External Cites per document20113.221
External Cites per document20123.299
External Cites per document20133.253
External Cites per document20143.311
External Cites per document20153.427
External Cites per document20163.374
External Cites per document20173.407
External Cites per document20183.812
External Cites per document20194.190
External Cites per document20204.431
External Cites per document20214.841
External Cites per document20225.755
Cites per document19990.803
Cites per document20000.999
Cites per document20011.213
Cites per document20021.171
Cites per document20031.509
Cites per document20041.858
Cites per document20052.152
Cites per document20062.826
Cites per document20072.521
Cites per document20082.962
Cites per document20092.878
Cites per document20103.115
Cites per document20113.607
Cites per document20123.725
Cites per document20133.685
Cites per document20143.788
Cites per document20153.875
Cites per document20163.886
Cites per document20173.873
Cites per document20184.245
Cites per document20194.623
Cites per document20204.822
Cites per document20215.215
Cites per document20226.276
% 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 documents20022
Non-citable documents20032
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20054
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20077
Non-citable documents20084
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20124
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20193
Non-citable documents20203
Non-citable documents20212
Non-citable documents20225
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 documents2015997
Citable documents2016974
Citable documents2017968
Citable documents2018897
Citable documents2019898
Citable documents2020884
Citable documents2021899
Citable documents2022869
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 documents2000331
Uncited documents2001342
Uncited documents2002305
Uncited documents2003255
Uncited documents2004209
Uncited documents2005215
Uncited documents2006174
Uncited documents2007212
Uncited documents2008180
Uncited documents2009176
Uncited documents2010157
Uncited documents2011140
Uncited documents2012136
Uncited documents2013144
Uncited documents2014140
Uncited documents2015134
Uncited documents2016121
Uncited documents2017114
Uncited documents201896
Uncited documents201988
Uncited documents202091
Uncited documents202184
Uncited documents202257
Cited documents1999258
Cited documents2000349
Cited documents2001417
Cited documents2002432
Cited documents2003468
Cited documents2004521
Cited documents2005547
Cited documents2006615
Cited documents2007727
Cited documents2008757
Cited documents2009773
Cited documents2010679
Cited documents2011778
Cited documents2012785
Cited documents2013805
Cited documents2014797
Cited documents2015872
Cited documents2016860
Cited documents2017860
Cited documents2018805
Cited documents2019813
Cited documents2020796
Cited documents2021817
Cited documents2022817
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