Scimago Journal & Country Rank

IEEE Systems Journal


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type



19328184, 19379234





How to publish in this journal


This publication provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance. It intends to encourage and facilitate cooperation and interaction among IEEE Societies with systems-level and systems engineering interest, and to attract non-IEEE contributors and readers from around the globe. Our IEEE Systems Council job is to address issues in new ways that are not solvable in the domains of the existing IEEE or other societies or global organizations. These problems do not fit within traditional hierarchical boundaries. For example, disaster response such as that triggered by Hurricane Katrina, tsunamis, or current volcanic eruptions is not solvable by pure engineering solutions. We need to think about changing and enlarging the paradigm to include systems issues. 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.

Computer Networks and Communications2019Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2020Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2021Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2020Q1
Computer Science Applications2021Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2008Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2009Q3
Control and Systems Engineering2010Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2011Q3
Control and Systems Engineering2012Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2013Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2014Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2015Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2016Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2017Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2018Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2020Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2021Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Information Systems2020Q1
Information Systems2021Q1

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)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.286
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.877
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.724
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.641
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.046
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.982
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.156
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.653
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.030
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20214.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.877
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.801
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.377
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.266
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.521
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.622
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.059
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.259
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.678
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.002
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20214.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20083.286
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.877
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.918
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.860
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.538
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.139
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.384
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.952
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.219
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.378
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20214.465
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 Cites20070
Self Cites20084
Self Cites20095
Self Cites201011
Self Cites201117
Self Cites201236
Self Cites201320
Self Cites201440
Self Cites201550
Self Cites201639
Self Cites201743
Self Cites201884
Self Cites2019263
Self Cites2020388
Self Cites2021343
Total Cites20070
Total Cites200846
Total Cites2009122
Total Cites2010200
Total Cites2011290
Total Cites2012397
Total Cites2013614
Total Cites2014750
Total Cites20151080
Total Cites20161322
Total Cites20171729
Total Cites20182677
Total Cites20194190
Total Cites20205127
Total Cites20216466
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 document20070
External Cites per document20083.000
External Cites per document20091.857
External Cites per document20101.703
External Cites per document20111.784
External Cites per document20122.256
External Cites per document20133.318
External Cites per document20143.498
External Cites per document20153.801
External Cites per document20163.687
External Cites per document20174.163
External Cites per document20185.346
External Cites per document20195.531
External Cites per document20204.734
External Cites per document20214.466
Cites per document20070.000
Cites per document20083.286
Cites per document20091.877
Cites per document20101.724
Cites per document20111.801
Cites per document20122.377
Cites per document20133.266
Cites per document20143.521
Cites per document20153.750
Cites per document20163.622
Cites per document20174.059
Cites per document20185.259
Cites per document20195.678
Cites per document20205.002
Cites per document20214.659
% 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 documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20092
Non-citable documents20105
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201617
Non-citable documents201721
Non-citable documents201824
Non-citable documents201928
Non-citable documents202024
Non-citable documents202117
Citable documents20070
Citable documents200814
Citable documents200963
Citable documents2010111
Citable documents2011153
Citable documents2012160
Citable documents2013179
Citable documents2014203
Citable documents2015271
Citable documents2016348
Citable documents2017405
Citable documents2018485
Citable documents2019710
Citable documents20201001
Citable documents20211371
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 documents20070
Uncited documents20082
Uncited documents200922
Uncited documents201050
Uncited documents201158
Uncited documents201253
Uncited documents201343
Uncited documents201446
Uncited documents201568
Uncited documents201685
Uncited documents201786
Uncited documents201897
Uncited documents2019113
Uncited documents2020169
Uncited documents2021223
Cited documents20070
Cited documents200812
Cited documents200943
Cited documents201066
Cited documents2011103
Cited documents2012114
Cited documents2013145
Cited documents2014167
Cited documents2015220
Cited documents2016280
Cited documents2017340
Cited documents2018412
Cited documents2019625
Cited documents2020856
Cited documents20211165
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