Today’s innovators deliver new technologies at an ever-increasing pace, and IEEE is by far the most-cited publisher in patents.

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 2018 JCR study, released in June 2019, 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 Impact Factor

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IEEE has the top 20 journals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Journal Impact Factor:

  1. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  2. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  3. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  4. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  5. Proceedings of the IEEE
  6. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  7. IEEE Communications Magazine
  8. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  9. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  10. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  11. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  12. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  13. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  1. IEEE Network (tie)
  1. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (tie)
  1. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  2. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  3. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  4. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  5. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

Telecommunications

IEEE has 18 of the top 20 journals in Telecommunications by Journal Impact Factor:

  1. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  2. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  3. IEEE Communications Magazine
  4. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  5. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  6. IEEE Network
  7. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  8. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  9. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  10. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  11. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  12. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
  13. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  14. IEEE Systems Journal
  15. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  16. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
  17. Journal of Lightwave Technology
  18. Internet Research
  19. IEEE Access
  20. Bell Labs Technical Journal (delivered via IEEE Xplore® digital library)

Other top IEEE journals

  • Automation and Control Systems
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    #2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
  • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
    #2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
  • Computer Science—Cybernetics
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    #2 IEEE Transactions Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  • Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

    #2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
    #3 IEEE Network
    #4 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 

    #5 IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Computer Science—Interdisciplinary Applications
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Computer Science—Software Engineering
    #2 IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Computer Science—Theory & Methods
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
    #5 IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • Engineering—Aerospace
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • Engineering—Biomedical
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • Engineering—Civil
    #2 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Engineering—Industrial
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Engineering—Ocean
    #3 IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
    #1 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
    #5 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Instruments and Instrumentation
    #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Medical Informatics
    #4 IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Quantum Science & Technology
    #3 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
    #3 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • Remote Sensing
    #1 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Robotics
    #2 IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • Transportation Science & Technology
    #2 IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
    #4 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
    #5 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Top journals by Eigenfactor Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

IEEE has 9 of the top 10 journals in Electrical and Electronic Engineering by Eigenfactor Score:

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

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

Telecommunications

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

  1. Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  2. IEEE Communications Magazine
  3. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  4. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Network
  6. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  7. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  8. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  9. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  10. IEEE Transactions on Communications 
* Rankings are current as of June 2019