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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 2014 JCR study, released in June 2015, 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

  1. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  2. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  3. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  4. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  5. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  6. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  7. Proceedings of the IEEE
  8. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  9. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  10. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  11. IEEE Communications Magazine
  12. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  13. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  14. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  15. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  16. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  17. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  18. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  19. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
  20. Pattern Recognition

 

Telecommunications

  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/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
  6. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  7. IEEE Network
  8. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  9. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  10. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  11. Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  12. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
  13. IEEE Transactions on Communications
  14. IEEE Systems Journal
  15. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

 

Other top IEEE journals

  • Acoustics
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
         
  • Automation and Control Systems
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           B—Cybernetics

      #3 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
         
  • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           B—Cybernetics

      #4 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
     
  • Computer Science—Cybernetics
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           B—Cybernetics

      #2 IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
     
  • Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture
      #1 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
      #4 IEEE Network
     
  • Computer Science—Information Systems
      #1 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 
      #2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 
       
  • Computer Science—Theory & Methods
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
     
  • Engineering—Aerospace
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
      
  • Engineering—Manufacturing
      #1 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
     
  • Engineering—Mechanical
      #3 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
     
  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
      #5 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and 
           Remote Sensing 

     
  • Instruments and Instrumentation
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
     
  • Remote Sensing
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 
     
  • Robotics
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Robotics
      #3 IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine 
             

  

 

 
 

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Top journals by Eigenfactor Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  1. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  2. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  3. Expert Systems with Applications
  4. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
  5. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  6. Automatica
  7. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  8. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  9. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  10. Proceedings of the IEEE

 

Telecommunications

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

 

 
 

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Top journals by Article Influence Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

 

Telecommunications

  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 Mobile Computing
  7. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  8. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  9. IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine
  10. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

 


* Rankings are current as of June 2015

 
 

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