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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
Condensed Matter Physics2018Q1
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
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
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

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)19990.802
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.300
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.476
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.809
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.069
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.964
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.310
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.657
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.920
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.993
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.145
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.845
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.971
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.999
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.180
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.508
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.339
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.770
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.713
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.587
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.738
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.692
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.840
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.646
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.996
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.243
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.913
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.461
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.199
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.340
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.598
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.442
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.558
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.086
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 Cites2000197
Self Cites2001193
Self Cites2002249
Self Cites2003331
Self Cites2004299
Self Cites2005306
Self Cites2006517
Self Cites2007353
Self Cites2008335
Self Cites2009344
Self Cites2010349
Self Cites2011351
Self Cites2012406
Self Cites2013433
Self Cites2014443
Self Cites2015475
Self Cites2016517
Self Cites2017468
Self Cites2018409
Total Cites1999479
Total Cites2000678
Total Cites2001918
Total Cites2002867
Total Cites20031087
Total Cites20041344
Total Cites20051630
Total Cites20062156
Total Cites20072185
Total Cites20082507
Total Cites20092412
Total Cites20102408
Total Cites20113178
Total Cites20123428
Total Cites20133478
Total Cites20143539
Total Cites20153759
Total Cites20163709
Total Cites20173662
Total Cites20183832
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 document20000.708
External Cites per document20010.956
External Cites per document20020.841
External Cites per document20031.049
External Cites per document20041.435
External Cites per document20051.747
External Cites per document20062.091
External Cites per document20071.961
External Cites per document20082.400
External Cites per document20092.326
External Cites per document20102.653
External Cites per document20113.191
External Cites per document20123.296
External Cites per document20133.232
External Cites per document20143.329
External Cites per document20153.321
External Cites per document20163.304
External Cites per document20173.327
External Cites per document20183.803
Cites per document19990.802
Cites per document20000.999
Cites per document20011.211
Cites per document20021.180
Cites per document20031.508
Cites per document20041.846
Cites per document20052.150
Cites per document20062.750
Cites per document20072.339
Cites per document20082.770
Cites per document20092.713
Cites per document20103.103
Cites per document20113.587
Cites per document20123.738
Cites per document20133.692
Cites per document20143.805
Cites per document20153.801
Cites per document20163.840
Cites per document20173.815
Cites per document20184.258
% 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 documents20068
Non-citable documents200710
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20095
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20138
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents20169
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents20187
Citable documents1999597
Citable documents2000679
Citable documents2001758
Citable documents2002735
Citable documents2003721
Citable documents2004728
Citable documents2005758
Citable documents2006784
Citable documents2007934
Citable documents2008905
Citable documents2009889
Citable documents2010776
Citable documents2011886
Citable documents2012917
Citable documents2013942
Citable documents2014930
Citable documents2015989
Citable documents2016966
Citable documents2017960
Citable documents2018900
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 documents1999342
Uncited documents2000333
Uncited documents2001345
Uncited documents2002305
Uncited documents2003257
Uncited documents2004213
Uncited documents2005217
Uncited documents2006176
Uncited documents2007236
Uncited documents2008186
Uncited documents2009180
Uncited documents2010148
Uncited documents2011138
Uncited documents2012138
Uncited documents2013145
Uncited documents2014143
Uncited documents2015138
Uncited documents2016126
Uncited documents2017119
Uncited documents2018104
Cited documents1999257
Cited documents2000347
Cited documents2001414
Cited documents2002433
Cited documents2003467
Cited documents2004519
Cited documents2005546
Cited documents2006616
Cited documents2007708
Cited documents2008726
Cited documents2009714
Cited documents2010632
Cited documents2011754
Cited documents2012785
Cited documents2013805
Cited documents2014795
Cited documents2015862
Cited documents2016849
Cited documents2017850
Cited documents2018803
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