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 2019 JCR study, released in June 2020, 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 journal rankings appear below. IEEE titles appear in bold.

Top journals by Journal Impact Factor

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IEEE has 27 of the top 30 journals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Journal Impact Factor:

  1. Nature Electronics
  2. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  3. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  4. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  5. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  6. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  7. IEEE Communications Magazine
  8. Proceedings of the IEEE
  9. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  10. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  11. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  12. IEEE Network
  13. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  14. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  15. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  16. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  17. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  18. Pattern Recognition
  19. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  20. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  21. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  22. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  23. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  24. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
  25. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  26. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  27. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  28. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  29. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  30. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Telecommunications

IEEE has 21 of the top 25 journals in Telecommunications by Journal Impact Factor:

  1. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  2. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  3. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  4. IEEE Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  6. IEEE Network
  7. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  8. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  9. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  10. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
  11. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  12. Digital Communications and Networks
  13. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  14. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  15. Internet Research
  16. Vehicular Communications
  17. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  18. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
  19. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
  20. IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine
  21. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  22. Journal of Lightwave Technology
  23. IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
  24. IEEE Systems Journal
  25. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine

Other top IEEE journals

    • Acoustics
      #5 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
    • Automation and Control Systems
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
      #5 IEEE Control Systems Magazine
    • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • Computer Science—Cybernetics
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
      #3 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
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
    • Computer Science—Information Systems
      #1 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
      #2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
      #3 IEEE Internet of Things Journal
      #4 IEEE Network
    • Computer Science—Interdisciplinary Applications
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    • Computer Science—Software Engineering
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
    • Computer Science—Theory & Methods
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
      #3 
      IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
    • Engineering—Aerospace
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
    • Engineering—Civil
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Engineering—Industrial
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    • EngineeringManufacturing
      #5 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
    • Engineering—Ocean
      #3 IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
    • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
      #1 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    • Instruments and Instrumentation
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    • Medical Informatics
      #1 IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
    • Quantum Science & Technology
      #4 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    • Remote Sensing
      #1 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    • Robotics
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Robotics
    • Transportation Science & Technology
      #2 IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

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. Sensors
  3. IEEE Access
  4. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  5. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  6. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  7. Automatica
  8. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  9. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  10. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Telecommunications

IEEE has the top 10 journals in Telecommunications by Eigenfactor Score:

  1. IEEE Access
  2. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  3. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  4. IEEE Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  6. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  7. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  8. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  9. Journal of Lightwave Technology
  10. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation 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. Nature Electronics
  2. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  3. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  4. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  5. Proceedings of the IEEE
  6. IEEE Communications Magazine
  7. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  8. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  9. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  10. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

Telecommunications

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

  1. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  2. IEEE Communications Magazine
  3. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  4. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  6. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  7. IEEE Network
  8. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  9. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  10. IEEE Transactions on Communications 
* Rankings are current as of June 2020