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 2017 JCR study, released in June 2018, 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 23 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 Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  4. IEEE Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  6. Proceedings of the IEEE
  7. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  8. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  9. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  10. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  11. IEEE Network
  12. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  13. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  14. IEEE Power Electronics
  15. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  16. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  17. Automatica
  18. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  19. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  20. IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  21. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  22. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  23. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
  24. IEEE Transaction on Image Processing
  25. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

 

Telecommunications

IEEE has 19 of the top 20 journals in Telecommunications by Journal Impact Factor

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

 

Other top IEEE journals

  • Automation and Control Systems
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • #2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    • #4 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
  • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence
    • #2 Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • #4 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • 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 Wireless Communications Magazine
    • #2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
    • #3 IEEE Network
    • #4 IEEE Network on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Computer Science—Information Systems
    • #1 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
    • #2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
    • #4 IEEE Network
    • #5 IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Computer Science—Interdisciplinary Applications Category
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Computer Science—Software Engineering
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
    • #2 IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • Computer Science—Theory & Methods
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
    • #2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • Engineering—Aerospace
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • Engineering—Civil
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transporation Systems
  • Engineering—Industrial
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Engineering—Manufacturing
    • #4 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Engineering—Ocean
    • #4 IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
    • #2 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
    • #4 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Instruments and Instrumentation
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Remote Sensing
    • #3 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Transportation Science & Technology
    • #1 IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transporation Systems

 

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. Automatica
  4. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  5. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  6. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  7. IEEE Communications Magazine
  8. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  9. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  10. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

 

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 Vehicular Technology
  6. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  7. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  8. IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
  9. Journal of Lightwave Technology
  10. IEEE Communication 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. IEEE Communications Magazine
  5. Proceedings of the IEEE
  6. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  7. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  8. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  9. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  10. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy 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 Wireless 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 Vehicular Technology Magazine
  9. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  10. IEEE Transactions on Communications
* Rankings are current as of June 2018