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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A:Systems and Humans


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



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The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems includes the fields of systems engineering. It includes issue formulation, analysis and modeling, decision making, and issue interpretation for any of the systems engineering lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and deployment of large systems. In addition, it includes systems management, systems engineering processes, and a variety of systems engineering methods such as optimization, modeling and simulation. 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 Science Applications2019Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Human-Computer Interaction2019Q1
Information Systems2019Q1

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)19990.749
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.548
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.785
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.900
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20073.137
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.603
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.597
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.970
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.149
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.996
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.272
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.294
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.888
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20199.444
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.749
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.593
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.627
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.094
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.921
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.248
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.535
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.018
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.300
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.945
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.098
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.414
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20176.192
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201911.956
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.653
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.987
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.229
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.244
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.379
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.832
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.232
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.155
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.665
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.588
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.198
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20164.071
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20176.338
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201914.390
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 Cites19998
Self Cites200013
Self Cites20017
Self Cites200211
Self Cites20039
Self Cites20047
Self Cites20054
Self Cites200617
Self Cites200723
Self Cites200859
Self Cites2009184
Self Cites2010196
Self Cites2011247
Self Cites2012253
Self Cites2013106
Self Cites201480
Self Cites2015161
Self Cites2016171
Self Cites201744
Self Cites201948
Total Cites1999176
Total Cites2000245
Total Cites2001320
Total Cites2002297
Total Cites2003352
Total Cites2004327
Total Cites2005422
Total Cites2006656
Total Cites2007759
Total Cites2008812
Total Cites20091023
Total Cites20101156
Total Cites20111370
Total Cites20121419
Total Cites20131353
Total Cites20141280
Total Cites20151463
Total Cites20161523
Total Cites20172124
Total Cites20191913
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 document19990.715
External Cites per document20001.018
External Cites per document20011.299
External Cites per document20021.238
External Cites per document20031.552
External Cites per document20041.592
External Cites per document20052.090
External Cites per document20063.014
External Cites per document20072.932
External Cites per document20082.709
External Cites per document20092.663
External Cites per document20102.936
External Cites per document20113.293
External Cites per document20123.533
External Cites per document20133.636
External Cites per document20143.390
External Cites per document20153.647
External Cites per document20163.919
External Cites per document20176.064
External Cites per document201911.656
Cites per document19990.749
Cites per document20001.075
Cites per document20011.328
Cites per document20021.286
Cites per document20031.593
Cites per document20041.627
Cites per document20052.110
Cites per document20063.094
Cites per document20073.024
Cites per document20082.921
Cites per document20093.248
Cites per document20103.535
Cites per document20114.018
Cites per document20124.300
Cites per document20133.945
Cites per document20143.616
Cites per document20154.098
Cites per document20164.414
Cites per document20176.192
Cites per document201911.956
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20014
Non-citable documents200216
Non-citable documents200322
Non-citable documents200431
Non-citable documents200524
Non-citable documents200621
Non-citable documents200713
Non-citable documents20089
Non-citable documents20096
Non-citable documents20104
Non-citable documents20116
Non-citable documents20127
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20144
Non-citable documents20157
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents1999235
Citable documents2000228
Citable documents2001241
Citable documents2002231
Citable documents2003221
Citable documents2004201
Citable documents2005200
Citable documents2006212
Citable documents2007251
Citable documents2008278
Citable documents2009315
Citable documents2010327
Citable documents2011341
Citable documents2012330
Citable documents2013343
Citable documents2014354
Citable documents2015357
Citable documents2016345
Citable documents2017343
Citable documents2019160
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 documents1999134
Uncited documents2000116
Uncited documents2001115
Uncited documents2002119
Uncited documents2003112
Uncited documents2004101
Uncited documents200572
Uncited documents200660
Uncited documents200773
Uncited documents200883
Uncited documents200969
Uncited documents201062
Uncited documents201164
Uncited documents201250
Uncited documents201355
Uncited documents201464
Uncited documents201552
Uncited documents201655
Uncited documents201741
Uncited documents201913
Cited documents1999102
Cited documents2000113
Cited documents2001130
Cited documents2002128
Cited documents2003131
Cited documents2004131
Cited documents2005152
Cited documents2006173
Cited documents2007191
Cited documents2008204
Cited documents2009252
Cited documents2010269
Cited documents2011283
Cited documents2012287
Cited documents2013294
Cited documents2014294
Cited documents2015312
Cited documents2016296
Cited documents2017307
Cited documents2019150
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