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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
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
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
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

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)20031.478
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.063
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.664
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.029
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.077
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.301
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.651
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.885
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.998
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.121
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.080
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.014
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.319
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.681
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.871
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20215.176
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)20041.841
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.812
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.940
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.589
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.718
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.789
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.869
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.852
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.234
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.577
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20215.185
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)20041.911
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.008
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.515
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.635
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.007
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.294
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.260
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.136
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.591
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.046
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.322
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.636
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.959
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
Total Cites1999481
Total Cites2000679
Total Cites2001921
Total Cites2002863
Total Cites20031091
Total Cites20041344
Total Cites20051636
Total Cites20062219
Total Cites20072367
Total Cites20082755
Total Cites20092687
Total Cites20102596
Total Cites20113295
Total Cites20123424
Total Cites20133495
Total Cites20143550
Total Cites20153892
Total Cites20163796
Total Cites20173752
Total Cites20183815
Total Cites20194124
Total Cites20204160
Total Cites20214672
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 document20041.435
External Cites per document20051.755
External Cites per document20062.175
External Cites per document20072.122
External Cites per document20082.541
External Cites per document20092.442
External Cites per document20102.670
External Cites per document20113.204
External Cites per document20123.291
External Cites per document20133.251
External Cites per document20143.312
External Cites per document20153.421
External Cites per document20163.357
External Cites per document20173.386
External Cites per document20183.800
External Cites per document20194.145
External Cites per document20204.299
External Cites per document20214.811
Cites per document19990.803
Cites per document20000.999
Cites per document20011.213
Cites per document20021.171
Cites per document20031.509
Cites per document20041.841
Cites per document20052.147
Cites per document20062.812
Cites per document20072.521
Cites per document20082.940
Cites per document20092.831
Cites per document20103.105
Cites per document20113.589
Cites per document20123.718
Cites per document20133.683
Cites per document20143.789
Cites per document20153.869
Cites per document20163.870
Cites per document20173.852
Cites per document20184.234
Cites per document20194.577
Cites per document20204.690
Cites per document20215.185
% 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
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
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 documents2004211
Uncited documents2005215
Uncited documents2006174
Uncited documents2007212
Uncited documents2008180
Uncited documents2009177
Uncited documents2010157
Uncited documents2011141
Uncited documents2012136
Uncited documents2013144
Uncited documents2014140
Uncited documents2015134
Uncited documents2016121
Uncited documents2017115
Uncited documents201896
Uncited documents201990
Uncited documents202096
Uncited documents202180
Cited documents1999258
Cited documents2000349
Cited documents2001417
Cited documents2002432
Cited documents2003468
Cited documents2004519
Cited documents2005547
Cited documents2006615
Cited documents2007727
Cited documents2008757
Cited documents2009772
Cited documents2010679
Cited documents2011777
Cited documents2012785
Cited documents2013805
Cited documents2014797
Cited documents2015872
Cited documents2016860
Cited documents2017859
Cited documents2018805
Cited documents2019811
Cited documents2020791
Cited documents2021821
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