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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 2012 JCR study, released in June 2013, 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. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  2. Proceedings of the IEEE
  3. IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  4. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  5. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  6. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  7. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
  8. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  9. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  10. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  11. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  12. IEEE Communications Magazine
  13. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  14. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  15. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  16. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  17. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  18. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  19. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  20. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

 

 

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/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology
  7. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  8. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  9. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
  10. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting

 

Other top IEEE journals

  • Automation and Control
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           B—Cybernetics

      #5 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
         
  • Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
      #4 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
      #5 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine
     
  • Computer Science—Cybernetics
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           B—Cybernetics

      #3 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           C—Applications and Reviews

      #4 IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part 
           A—Systems and Humans
     
  • Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
      #2 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
      #3 IEEE Network
      #5 IEEE Micro Magazine
     
  • Computer Science—Information Systems
      #2 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 
      #5 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine 
     
  • Computer Science—Software Engineering
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
       
  • Computer Science—Theory & Methods
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
     
  • Engineering—Aerospace
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
     
  • Engineering—Civil
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
     
  • Engineering—Industrial
      #1 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
     
  • Engineering—Manufacturing
      #1 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
     
  • Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
      #5 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and 
           Remote Sensing

     
  • Instruments and Instrumentation
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
     
  • Remote Sensing
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 
      #4 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and 
           Remote Sensing 

       
  • Robotics
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Robotics
      #3 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development 
             
  • Transportation Science & Technology
      #2 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
     

 

 

 
 

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Top journals by Eigenfactor Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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

 

Telecommunications

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

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Top journals by Article Influence Score

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  1. Proceedings of the IEEE
  2. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  3. Progress in Quantum Electronics
  4. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  5. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  6. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing
  7. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
  8. IEEE Communications Magazine
  9. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  10. Automatica

 

Telecommunications

  1. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas In Communications
  2. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  3. IEEE Communications Magazine
  4. IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  5. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  6. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  7. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  8. IEEE Network
  9. IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine
  10. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks

 


* Rankings are current as of June 2013

 
 

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