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Subject Area and CategoryChemistry
Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Materials Science
Polymers and Plastics
Publisher MDPI AG
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1969, 2009-2020
Scope -Polymer Synthesis: synthesis of copolymers, block-polymers, polyesters, elastomer, polyolefins, polyamides, polycarbonates, rubber, thermoplastics, thermosets, methods for polymerization, etc. -Polymer Analysis: characterization and analysis of polymers, polymeric materials and polymer additives, polymerization mechanism, measurement of molecular weight, size, conformation, structure, properties and behavior of polymers, separation, spectroscopy, and scattering techniques, structure-property-processing relationships. -Polymer Physics: crystallization, rheology, swelling, phase separation, viscosity and viscoelasticity, entanglements and crosslinking, mechanical properties, dielectric properties, optical properties, thermal properties, the kinetics of degradation and polymerization, polymers subjected to deformation, flow, and other external fields, polymers at interfaces and in confined spaces. -Polymer Theory and Simulation: numerical simulation for macromolecular systems towards the understanding of underlying physical or physico-chemical mechanisms, modeling of polymer structure and conformation, predictive algorithms of polymerization kinetics and polymerization mechanism, modeling and prediction of the performance of functional polymers, constitutive and multiscale modeling approaches for polymeric systems, kinetic theory of polymers, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data-driven modeling of polymers. -Polymer Processing and Performance: thermoforming, compression and transfer molding, rotational molding, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, plastic foam molding. -Polymer Applications[...] -Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers[...] -Polymer Recycling[...] -Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites[...]


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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.

Chemistry (miscellaneous)2010Q4
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q2
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q2
Polymers and Plastics2010Q3
Polymers and Plastics2011Q2
Polymers and Plastics2012Q2
Polymers and Plastics2013Q1
Polymers and Plastics2014Q1
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)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.267
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.006
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.678
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.755
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.267
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.044
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.557
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.368
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.705
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.007
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.064
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.170
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.284
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.831
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.218
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.619
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 Cites20090
Self Cites20100
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20136
Self Cites201422
Self Cites201546
Self Cites2016120
Self Cites2017315
Self Cites2018688
Self Cites20191490
Total Cites20090
Total Cites20100
Total Cites201157
Total Cites2012309
Total Cites2013764
Total Cites20141093
Total Cites20151097
Total Cites20161468
Total Cites20172636
Total Cites20184499
Total Cites20199674
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 document20090
External Cites per document20100.000
External Cites per document20111.244
External Cites per document20121.994
External Cites per document20133.281
External Cites per document20144.389
External Cites per document20153.575
External Cites per document20163.713
External Cites per document20173.132
External Cites per document20182.853
External Cites per document20193.134
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20111.267
Cites per document20122.006
Cites per document20133.307
Cites per document20144.480
Cites per document20153.731
Cites per document20164.044
Cites per document20173.557
Cites per document20183.368
Cites per document20193.705
% 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 documents20090
Non-citable documents20101
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20142
Non-citable documents20154
Non-citable documents20165
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents201815
Non-citable documents201919
Citable documents20090
Citable documents20102
Citable documents201145
Citable documents2012154
Citable documents2013231
Citable documents2014244
Citable documents2015294
Citable documents2016363
Citable documents2017741
Citable documents20181336
Citable documents20192611
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 documents20090
Uncited documents20103
Uncited documents201122
Uncited documents201268
Uncited documents201366
Uncited documents201451
Uncited documents201562
Uncited documents201672
Uncited documents2017131
Uncited documents2018237
Uncited documents2019378
Cited documents20090
Cited documents20100
Cited documents201125
Cited documents201289
Cited documents2013167
Cited documents2014195
Cited documents2015236
Cited documents2016296
Cited documents2017619
Cited documents20181114
Cited documents20192252
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