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 journal rankings appear below. IEEE titles appear in bold.

 

Top journals by Journal 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
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 Transactions 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 IEEE 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 Affectice Computing
  • Computer Science—Hardware & Architecture
        #1 IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine

        #2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
        #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 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 Transportation 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
      #3 IEEE Transactions 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 Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Transportation Science & Technology
      #1 IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
      #3 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
      #5 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation 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 PropagationLetters
9. Journal of Lightwave Technology
10. IEEE Communications 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