IEEE Journals Continue to Excel in Citation Rankings
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Each year, the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) from Clarivate Analytics examines the influence and impact of scholarly research journals. JCR reveals the relationship between citing and cited journals, offering a systematic, objective means to evaluate the world’s leading journals.

 

Journal Citation Reports

The 2016 JCR study, released in June 2017, reveals that IEEE journals continue to maintain rankings at the top of their fields. Below are JCR results for journals in two major categories, based on three key methods of citation measurement.

Journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year. These results are those generally used and relied upon by technical publications and their stakeholders.

Eigenfactor® Score takes into account the number of times articles from a journal published in the last five years have been cited in the JCR year while also considering which journals have contributed these citations. High-scoring journals have a greater influence in the scientific community.

Article Influence® Score formula determines the average influence of a journal's articles over the first five years after publication.

Year after year, IEEE journals are ranked highly across a number of JCR metrics.

Details of current IEEE journal rankings appear below. IEEE titles appear in bold.

 

Top journals by Impact Factor

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IEEE has 22 of the top 25 journals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Journal Impact Factor

  1. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  2. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  3. IEEE Communications Magazine
  4. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  5. Proceedings of the IEEE
  6. IEEE Wireless Communications
  7. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  8. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  9. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  10. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  11. IEEE Network
  12. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  13. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  14. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  15. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  16. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  17. Automatica
  18. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  19. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  20. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  21. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  22. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  23. Pattern Recognition
  24. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  25. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

 

Telecommunications

IEEE has 13 of the top 15 journals in Telecommunications by Journal Impact Factor

  1. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  2. IEEE Communications Magazine
  3. IEEE Wireless Communications
  4. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas In Communications
  5. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  6. IEEE Network
  7. Vehicular Communications
  8. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  9. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  10. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  11. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  12. Bell Labs Technical Journal
  13. IEEE Systems Journal
  14. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
  15. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

 

Other top IEEE journals

  • Automation and Control Systems

#1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

#2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

#4 IEEE Control Systems Magazine

  • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence

#1 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

#2 Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

#4 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

#5 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics

  • Computer Science—Cybernetics

#1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics

#4 IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

  • Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture

#1 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

#2 IEEE Network

#3 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

  • Computer Science—Information Systems

#1 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials

#2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

#3 IEEE Internet of Things Journal

#5 IEEE Network

  • Computer Science—Interdisciplinary Applications Category

#2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

  • Computer Science—Software Engineering

#4 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

#5 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

  • Computer Science—Theory & Methods

#1 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

#3 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

  • Engineering—Aerospace

#4 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems

  • Engineering—Industrial

#1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

  • Engineering—Manufacturing

#1 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

  • Engineering—Mechanical

#3 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

  • Engineering—Ocean

#2 IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering

  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology

#3 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

#4 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

  • Instruments and Instrumentation

#1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

  • Remote Sensing

#3 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

  • Transportation Science & Technology

#3 IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

#4 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

 

Top journals by Eigenfactor Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IEEE has 8 of the top 10 journals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Eigenfactor Score

  1. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  2. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  3. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  4. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  5. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  6. Automatica
  7. Expert Systems with Applications
  8. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  9. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  10. IEEE Communications Magazine

 

Telecommunications

IEEE has the top 10 journals in Telecommunications by Eigenfactor Score

  1. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  2. IEEE Communications Magazine
  3. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  4. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  5. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  6. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  7. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
  8. Journal of Lightwave Technology
  9. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  10. IEEE Communications Letters

 

Top journals by Article Influence Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IEEE has 9 of the top 10 journals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Article Influence Score

  1. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  2. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  3. Proceedings of the IEEE
  4. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  6. IEEE Communications Magazine
  7. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  8. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  9. IEEE Network
  10. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

 

Telecommunications

IEEE has the top 10 journals in Telecommunications by Article Influence Score

  1. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  2. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  3. IEEE Communications Magazine
  4. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  5. IEEE Network
  6. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  7. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  8. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  9. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  10. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

 

* Rankings are current as of June 2017