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Physical Communication



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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PHYCOM: Physical Communication is an international and archival journal providing complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in all aspects of physical layer communications. Theoretical research contributions presenting new techniques, concepts or analyses, applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments, and tutorials are published. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Physical layer issues of Wireless Local Area Networks, WiMAX, Wireless Mesh Networks, Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks, PCS Systems; Radio access protocols and algorithms for the physical layer; Spread Spectrum Communications; Channel Modeling; Detection and Estimation; Modulation and Coding; Multiplexing and Carrier Techniques; Broadband Wireless Communications; Wireless Personal Communications; Multi-user Detection; Signal Separation and Interference rejection: Multimedia Communications over Wireless; DSP Applications to Wireless Systems; Experimental and Prototype Results; Multiple Access Techniques; Space-time Processing; Synchronization Techniques; Error Control Techniques; Cryptography; Software Radios; Tracking; Resource Allocation and Inference Management; Multi-rate and Multi-carrier Communications; Cross layer Design and Optimization; Propagation and Channel Characterization; OFDM Systems; MIMO Systems; Ultra-Wideband Communications; Cognitive Radio System Architectures; Platforms and Hardware Implementations for the Support of Cognitive, Radio Systems; Cognitive Radio Resource Management and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q2

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.440
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.625
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.745
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.496
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.929
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.186
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.182
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20202.257
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20212.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.440
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.686
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.625
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.813
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.573
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.353
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.387
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20202.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20212.525
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.686
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.255
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.145
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.716
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.959
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.099
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20202.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20212.777
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites20111
Self Cites20127
Self Cites20139
Self Cites201410
Self Cites201510
Self Cites201610
Self Cites201722
Self Cites201854
Self Cites201999
Self Cites2020102
Self Cites2021133
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200936
Total Cites2010137
Total Cites2011210
Total Cites2012226
Total Cites2013347
Total Cites2014393
Total Cites2015247
Total Cites2016311
Total Cites2017320
Total Cites2018347
Total Cites2019740
Total Cites2020940
Total Cites20211346
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20080
External Cites per document20091.500
External Cites per document20102.833
External Cites per document20112.787
External Cites per document20122.772
External Cites per document20134.024
External Cites per document20143.330
External Cites per document20151.634
External Cites per document20162.120
External Cites per document20172.346
External Cites per document20181.637
External Cites per document20192.102
External Cites per document20201.892
External Cites per document20212.306
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20091.440
Cites per document20102.686
Cites per document20112.625
Cites per document20122.659
Cites per document20133.813
Cites per document20143.144
Cites per document20151.573
Cites per document20162.046
Cites per document20172.353
Cites per document20181.876
Cites per document20192.387
Cites per document20202.103
Cites per document20212.525
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20204
Non-citable documents20217
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200924
Citable documents201048
Citable documents201175
Citable documents201279
Citable documents201384
Citable documents2014115
Citable documents2015145
Citable documents2016142
Citable documents2017127
Citable documents2018179
Citable documents2019305
Citable documents2020443
Citable documents2021526
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20080
Uncited documents200913
Uncited documents201019
Uncited documents201130
Uncited documents201248
Uncited documents201338
Uncited documents201451
Uncited documents201585
Uncited documents201685
Uncited documents201763
Uncited documents201882
Uncited documents2019104
Uncited documents2020144
Uncited documents2021157
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200912
Cited documents201032
Cited documents201150
Cited documents201237
Cited documents201353
Cited documents201474
Cited documents201572
Cited documents201667
Cited documents201773
Cited documents2018103
Cited documents2019206
Cited documents2020303
Cited documents2021376
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