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Polymer Degradation and Stability

Country Netherlands  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of Netherlands
H Index
Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Mechanics of Materials

Materials Science
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics

Physics and Astronomy
Condensed Matter Physics
PublisherElsevier BV
Publication typeJournals
Scope 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.


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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.

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
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
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
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

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)19990.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.023
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.170
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.275
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.444
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.022
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.999
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.020
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.650
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.870
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.086
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.947
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.759
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.996
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.179
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.151
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.474
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.830
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.489
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.916
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.066
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.617
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.742
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.634
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.994
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.065
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.203
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.394
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.967
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.482
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.334
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.614
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.960
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.093
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.466
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.314
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 Cites1999164
Self Cites2000196
Self Cites2001187
Self Cites2002244
Self Cites2003326
Self Cites2004297
Self Cites2005304
Self Cites2006511
Self Cites2007389
Self Cites2008384
Self Cites2009377
Self Cites2010371
Self Cites2011370
Self Cites2012406
Self Cites2013432
Self Cites2014445
Self Cites2015473
Self Cites2016519
Self Cites2017461
Total Cites1999473
Total Cites2000676
Total Cites2001894
Total Cites2002846
Total Cites20031063
Total Cites20041332
Total Cites20051600
Total Cites20062185
Total Cites20072330
Total Cites20082726
Total Cites20092635
Total Cites20102560
Total Cites20113283
Total Cites20123390
Total Cites20133407
Total Cites20143509
Total Cites20153730
Total Cites20163633
Total Cites20173462
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 document19990.518
External Cites per document20000.707
External Cites per document20010.933
External Cites per document20020.819
External Cites per document20031.022
External Cites per document20041.422
External Cites per document20051.705
External Cites per document20062.130
External Cites per document20072.074
External Cites per document20082.505
External Cites per document20092.382
External Cites per document20102.622
External Cites per document20113.184
External Cites per document20123.254
External Cites per document20133.158
External Cites per document20143.274
External Cites per document20153.270
External Cites per document20163.207
External Cites per document20173.126
Cites per document19990.792
Cites per document20000.996
Cites per document20011.179
Cites per document20021.151
Cites per document20031.474
Cites per document20041.830
Cites per document20052.105
Cites per document20062.780
Cites per document20072.489
Cites per document20082.916
Cites per document20092.780
Cites per document20103.066
Cites per document20113.588
Cites per document20123.697
Cites per document20133.617
Cites per document20143.749
Cites per document20153.745
Cites per document20163.742
Cites per document20173.606
% 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 documents20053
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents20078
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20179
Citable documents1999597
Citable documents2000679
Citable documents2001758
Citable documents2002735
Citable documents2003721
Citable documents2004728
Citable documents2005760
Citable documents2006786
Citable documents2007936
Citable documents2008935
Citable documents2009948
Citable documents2010835
Citable documents2011915
Citable documents2012917
Citable documents2013942
Citable documents2014936
Citable documents2015996
Citable documents2016971
Citable documents2017960
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 documents1999346
Uncited documents2000332
Uncited documents2001355
Uncited documents2002316
Uncited documents2003263
Uncited documents2004214
Uncited documents2005221
Uncited documents2006176
Uncited documents2007215
Uncited documents2008186
Uncited documents2009182
Uncited documents2010160
Uncited documents2011144
Uncited documents2012141
Uncited documents2013151
Uncited documents2014147
Uncited documents2015139
Uncited documents2016129
Uncited documents2017130
Cited documents1999253
Cited documents2000348
Cited documents2001404
Cited documents2002422
Cited documents2003461
Cited documents2004518
Cited documents2005542
Cited documents2006616
Cited documents2007729
Cited documents2008756
Cited documents2009772
Cited documents2010680
Cited documents2011778
Cited documents2012782
Cited documents2013799
Cited documents2014797
Cited documents2015869
Cited documents2016852
Cited documents2017839
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