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Each year, the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) 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 2015 JCR study, released in June 2016, reveals that IEEE journals continue to maintain rankings at the top of their fields. Below are JCR results for IEEE journals in two major categories, based on three key methods of citation measurement.

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.

 

 
 

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Top journals by Impact Factor

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

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

Telecommunications

IEEE has 14 of the top 15 journals in Telecommunications by Impact Factor:

1. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
2. IEEE Communications Magazine
3. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
4. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
5. Internet Research
6. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
7. IEEE Network
8. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
9. IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
10. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
11. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
12. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting
13. IEEE Transactions on Communications
14. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
15. IEEE-ACM Transactions on Networking

Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture

IEEE has 3 of the top 5 journals in Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture by Impact Factor:

#1 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
#2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
#4 IEEE Network


Other top IEEE journals

  • Acoustics
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
  • Automation and Control Systems
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    • #2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
    • #3 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
    • #4 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • Computer Science—Cybernetics
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • #4 IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
  • Computer Science—Information Systems
    • #1 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
    • #4 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  • Computer Science—Interdisciplinary Applications Category
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Computer Science—Software Engineering
    • #4 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
    • #5 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
  • Computer Science—Theory & Methods
    • #1 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—Manufacturing
    • #1 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
    • #3 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
    • #4 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Instruments and Instrumentation
    • #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Remote Sensing
    •  #4 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
 
 

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

Telecommunications

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

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

 
 

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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. Proceedings of the IEEE
3. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
4. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
5. IEEE Communications Magazine
6. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
7. Progress in Quantum Electronics
8. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
9. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
10. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

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 Transactions on Wireless Communications
7. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
8. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
9. IEEE Transactions on Communications
10. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia


* Rankings are current as of June 2016

 
 

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