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Polymer Journal

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics
PublisherNature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
Scope Polymer Journal is the official journal of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) and publishes high-quality Original Articles, Notes, Short Communications and Reviews on cutting-edge developments in macromolecule research. It is an international peer-reviewed journal that is published on a monthly basis. Read more about our aims and scope. The editorial team is led by Professor Toshikazu Takata and includes a diverse and respected editorial board. Together they work towards cementing Polymer Journal as an essential resource for scientists and one of the leading forums for discourse in the global polymer community. Moving forwards, the journal aims to provide an integrated platform for scientific communication, facilitating the advancement of polymer science and related fields.


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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.

Materials Chemistry1999Q2
Materials Chemistry2000Q1
Materials Chemistry2001Q1
Materials Chemistry2002Q2
Materials Chemistry2003Q2
Materials Chemistry2004Q2
Materials Chemistry2005Q2
Materials Chemistry2006Q2
Materials Chemistry2007Q2
Materials Chemistry2008Q2
Materials Chemistry2009Q1
Materials Chemistry2010Q2
Materials Chemistry2011Q2
Materials Chemistry2012Q2
Materials Chemistry2013Q2
Materials Chemistry2014Q2
Materials Chemistry2015Q2
Materials Chemistry2016Q1
Materials Chemistry2017Q1
Materials Chemistry2018Q1
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 Plastics2011Q2
Polymers and Plastics2012Q2
Polymers and Plastics2013Q2
Polymers and Plastics2014Q2
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)19990.998
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.060
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.042
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.928
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.252
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.247
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.107
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.344
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.254
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.323
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.474
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.562
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.805
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.110
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.235
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.998
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.050
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.031
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.184
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.405
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.271
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.561
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.621
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.780
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.147
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.939
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.364
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.221
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.342
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.316
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.401
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.663
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.783
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.192
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.574
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 Cites199966
Self Cites200086
Self Cites200146
Self Cites200254
Self Cites200334
Self Cites200438
Self Cites200544
Self Cites200692
Self Cites200787
Self Cites200862
Self Cites200978
Self Cites201074
Self Cites201159
Self Cites201225
Self Cites201352
Self Cites201442
Self Cites201555
Self Cites201680
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201867
Total Cites1999573
Total Cites2000648
Total Cites2001652
Total Cites2002599
Total Cites2003441
Total Cites2004455
Total Cites2005557
Total Cites2006534
Total Cites2007549
Total Cites2008528
Total Cites2009670
Total Cites2010567
Total Cites2011578
Total Cites2012637
Total Cites2013726
Total Cites2014864
Total Cites2015819
Total Cites2016876
Total Cites2017856
Total Cites2018833
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 document19990.883
External Cites per document20000.911
External Cites per document20010.987
External Cites per document20020.938
External Cites per document20030.811
External Cites per document20040.907
External Cites per document20051.166
External Cites per document20061.075
External Cites per document20071.079
External Cites per document20081.045
External Cites per document20091.241
External Cites per document20101.105
External Cites per document20111.204
External Cites per document20121.500
External Cites per document20131.504
External Cites per document20141.720
External Cites per document20151.661
External Cites per document20161.951
External Cites per document20172.065
External Cites per document20182.076
Cites per document19990.998
Cites per document20001.050
Cites per document20011.062
Cites per document20021.031
Cites per document20030.878
Cites per document20040.989
Cites per document20051.266
Cites per document20061.299
Cites per document20071.283
Cites per document20081.184
Cites per document20091.405
Cites per document20101.271
Cites per document20111.341
Cites per document20121.561
Cites per document20131.621
Cites per document20141.808
Cites per document20151.780
Cites per document20162.147
Cites per document20172.212
Cites per document20182.257
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20033
Non-citable documents20043
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20102
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201613
Non-citable documents201713
Non-citable documents201810
Citable documents1999574
Citable documents2000617
Citable documents2001614
Citable documents2002581
Citable documents2003502
Citable documents2004460
Citable documents2005440
Citable documents2006411
Citable documents2007428
Citable documents2008446
Citable documents2009477
Citable documents2010446
Citable documents2011431
Citable documents2012408
Citable documents2013448
Citable documents2014478
Citable documents2015460
Citable documents2016408
Citable documents2017387
Citable documents2018369
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 documents1999281
Uncited documents2000301
Uncited documents2001304
Uncited documents2002275
Uncited documents2003259
Uncited documents2004247
Uncited documents2005213
Uncited documents2006190
Uncited documents2007193
Uncited documents2008220
Uncited documents2009212
Uncited documents2010213
Uncited documents2011181
Uncited documents2012156
Uncited documents2013168
Uncited documents2014174
Uncited documents2015170
Uncited documents2016122
Uncited documents2017134
Uncited documents2018110
Cited documents1999293
Cited documents2000316
Cited documents2001310
Cited documents2002308
Cited documents2003246
Cited documents2004216
Cited documents2005228
Cited documents2006221
Cited documents2007235
Cited documents2008226
Cited documents2009265
Cited documents2010235
Cited documents2011255
Cited documents2012259
Cited documents2013290
Cited documents2014315
Cited documents2015303
Cited documents2016299
Cited documents2017266
Cited documents2018269
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