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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

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.

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)20091.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.854
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.821
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.400
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.842
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.041
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.346
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.253
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.854
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.183
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.478
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.922
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.341
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.854
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.431
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.981
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.862
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.733
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.214
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.101
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.042
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
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200936
Total Cites2010137
Total Cites2011210
Total Cites2012222
Total Cites2013343
Total Cites2014393
Total Cites2015247
Total Cites2016306
Total Cites2017320
Total Cites2018344
Total Cites2019714
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 document20122.792
External Cites per document20134.073
External Cites per document20143.389
External Cites per document20151.634
External Cites per document20162.085
External Cites per document20172.346
External Cites per document20181.620
External Cites per document20192.016
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20091.500
Cites per document20102.854
Cites per document20112.800
Cites per document20122.883
Cites per document20134.183
Cites per document20143.478
Cites per document20151.703
Cites per document20162.155
Cites per document20172.520
Cites per document20181.922
Cites per document20192.341
% 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 documents20125
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20149
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents20179
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents20195
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200924
Citable documents201048
Citable documents201175
Citable documents201277
Citable documents201382
Citable documents2014113
Citable documents2015145
Citable documents2016142
Citable documents2017127
Citable documents2018179
Citable documents2019305
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 documents201246
Uncited documents201337
Uncited documents201450
Uncited documents201585
Uncited documents201685
Uncited documents201763
Uncited documents201883
Uncited documents2019108
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200912
Cited documents201032
Cited documents201150
Cited documents201236
Cited documents201351
Cited documents201472
Cited documents201572
Cited documents201667
Cited documents201773
Cited documents2018102
Cited documents2019202
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