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Polymer Journal

Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryMaterials Science
Materials Chemistry
Polymers and Plastics
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publication typeJournals
ISSN00323896, 13490540
Coverage1971, 1973-2020
Scope Polymer Journal promotes research from all aspects of polymer science from anywhere in the world and aims to provide an integrated platform for scientific communication that assists the advancement of polymer science and related fields. The journal publishes Original Articles, Notes, Short Communications and Reviews. Subject areas and topics of particular interest within the journal's scope include, but are not limited to, those listed below: Polymer synthesis and reactions Polymer structures Physical properties of polymers Polymer surface and interfaces Functional polymers Supramolecular polymers Self-assembled materials Biopolymers and bio-related polymer materials Polymer engineering.


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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
Materials Chemistry2019Q1
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
Polymers and Plastics2019Q1

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)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.049
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.061
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.044
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.958
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.153
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.313
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.392
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.243
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.479
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.328
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.456
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.731
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.983
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.307
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.399
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.049
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.060
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.033
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.878
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.270
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.358
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.439
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.341
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.365
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.516
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.624
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.811
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.772
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.152
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.244
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.580
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.942
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.051
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.016
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.977
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.810
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.056
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.368
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.285
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.514
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.415
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.487
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.374
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.690
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.776
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.265
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.629
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.864
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 Cites2007128
Self Cites2008110
Self Cites2009137
Self Cites201092
Self Cites201162
Self Cites201227
Self Cites201352
Self Cites201442
Self Cites201555
Self Cites201680
Self Cites201757
Self Cites201867
Self Cites201982
Total Cites1999574
Total Cites2000647
Total Cites2001651
Total Cites2002600
Total Cites2003441
Total Cites2004455
Total Cites2005559
Total Cites2006558
Total Cites2007616
Total Cites2008625
Total Cites2009794
Total Cites2010654
Total Cites2011662
Total Cites2012679
Total Cites2013726
Total Cites2014864
Total Cites2015815
Total Cites2016876
Total Cites2017866
Total Cites2018860
Total Cites2019952
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 document19990.885
External Cites per document20000.909
External Cites per document20010.985
External Cites per document20020.940
External Cites per document20030.811
External Cites per document20040.907
External Cites per document20051.170
External Cites per document20061.134
External Cites per document20071.140
External Cites per document20081.105
External Cites per document20091.288
External Cites per document20101.081
External Cites per document20111.237
External Cites per document20121.455
External Cites per document20131.508
External Cites per document20141.723
External Cites per document20151.652
External Cites per document20161.956
External Cites per document20172.096
External Cites per document20182.155
External Cites per document20192.358
Cites per document19991.000
Cites per document20001.049
Cites per document20011.060
Cites per document20021.033
Cites per document20030.878
Cites per document20040.989
Cites per document20051.270
Cites per document20061.358
Cites per document20071.439
Cites per document20081.341
Cites per document20091.557
Cites per document20101.258
Cites per document20111.365
Cites per document20121.516
Cites per document20131.624
Cites per document20141.811
Cites per document20151.772
Cites per document20162.152
Cites per document20172.244
Cites per document20182.337
Cites per document20192.580
% 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 documents20092
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201714
Non-citable documents201811
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents1999574
Citable documents2000617
Citable documents2001614
Citable documents2002581
Citable documents2003502
Citable documents2004460
Citable documents2005440
Citable documents2006411
Citable documents2007428
Citable documents2008466
Citable documents2009510
Citable documents2010520
Citable documents2011485
Citable documents2012448
Citable documents2013447
Citable documents2014477
Citable documents2015460
Citable documents2016407
Citable documents2017386
Citable documents2018368
Citable documents2019369
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 documents2006186
Uncited documents2007181
Uncited documents2008217
Uncited documents2009207
Uncited documents2010257
Uncited documents2011204
Uncited documents2012177
Uncited documents2013168
Uncited documents2014174
Uncited documents2015170
Uncited documents2016124
Uncited documents2017134
Uncited documents2018109
Uncited documents201992
Cited documents1999293
Cited documents2000316
Cited documents2001310
Cited documents2002308
Cited documents2003246
Cited documents2004216
Cited documents2005228
Cited documents2006225
Cited documents2007247
Cited documents2008249
Cited documents2009305
Cited documents2010267
Cited documents2011288
Cited documents2012279
Cited documents2013290
Cited documents2014315
Cited documents2015303
Cited documents2016297
Cited documents2017266
Cited documents2018270
Cited documents2019285
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