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IEEE Transactions on Information Theory


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type



00189448, 15579654





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The IEEE Transactions on Information Theory is a journal that publishes theoretical and experimental papers concerned with the transmission, processing, and utilization of information. The boundaries of acceptable subject matter are intentionally not sharply delimited. Rather, it is hoped that as the focus of research activity changes, a flexible policy will permit this Transactions to follow suit. Current appropriate topics are best reflected by recent Tables of Contents; they are summarized in the titles of editorial areas that appear on the inside front cover. 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 Applications1999Q1
Computer Science Applications2000Q1
Computer Science Applications2001Q1
Computer Science Applications2002Q1
Computer Science Applications2003Q1
Computer Science Applications2004Q1
Computer Science Applications2005Q1
Computer Science Applications2006Q1
Computer Science Applications2007Q1
Computer Science Applications2008Q1
Computer Science Applications2009Q1
Computer Science Applications2010Q1
Computer Science Applications2011Q1
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q1
Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Information Systems1999Q1
Information Systems2000Q1
Information Systems2001Q1
Information Systems2002Q1
Information Systems2003Q1
Information Systems2004Q1
Information Systems2005Q1
Information Systems2006Q1
Information Systems2007Q1
Information Systems2008Q1
Information Systems2009Q1
Information Systems2010Q1
Information Systems2011Q1
Information Systems2012Q1
Information Systems2013Q1
Information Systems2014Q1
Information Systems2015Q1
Information Systems2016Q1
Information Systems2017Q1
Information Systems2018Q1
Information Systems2019Q1
Library and Information Sciences1999Q1
Library and Information Sciences2000Q1
Library and Information Sciences2001Q1
Library and Information Sciences2002Q1
Library and Information Sciences2003Q1
Library and Information Sciences2004Q1
Library and Information Sciences2005Q1
Library and Information Sciences2006Q1
Library and Information Sciences2007Q1
Library and Information Sciences2008Q1
Library and Information Sciences2009Q1
Library and Information Sciences2010Q1
Library and Information Sciences2011Q1
Library and Information Sciences2012Q1
Library and Information Sciences2013Q1
Library and Information Sciences2014Q1
Library and Information Sciences2015Q1
Library and Information Sciences2016Q1
Library and Information Sciences2017Q1
Library and Information Sciences2018Q1
Library and Information Sciences2019Q1

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)19991.217
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.441
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20056.609
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.874
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20086.284
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20096.148
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20114.820
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.727
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.934
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.518
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.879
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.717
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.834
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.961
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20193.912
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.217
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20013.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.302
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20034.041
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20045.697
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20055.964
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.651
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20075.930
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.710
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20104.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20114.745
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20124.427
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20134.756
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.077
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.576
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.547
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.679
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.740
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20193.935
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.123
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.731
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.385
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.354
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.321
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.044
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.032
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.129
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20114.311
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20124.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20134.238
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.603
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.239
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.248
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.268
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20183.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20193.673
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 Cites1999150
Self Cites2000150
Self Cites2001339
Self Cites2002442
Self Cites2003495
Self Cites2004539
Self Cites2005674
Self Cites2006787
Self Cites2007781
Self Cites2008673
Self Cites2009734
Self Cites2010646
Self Cites2011982
Self Cites2012849
Self Cites20131084
Self Cites20141027
Self Cites2015815
Self Cites2016848
Self Cites2017772
Self Cites2018744
Self Cites2019839
Total Cites1999935
Total Cites20001211
Total Cites20012615
Total Cites20022615
Total Cites20032970
Total Cites20044176
Total Cites20054634
Total Cites20066159
Total Cites20076624
Total Cites20087143
Total Cites20097553
Total Cites20105732
Total Cites20116538
Total Cites20126521
Total Cites20137344
Total Cites20146605
Total Cites20155607
Total Cites20165363
Total Cites20175228
Total Cites20185150
Total Cites20195615
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 document19991.022
External Cites per document20001.297
External Cites per document20012.671
External Cites per document20022.744
External Cites per document20033.367
External Cites per document20044.962
External Cites per document20055.097
External Cites per document20065.801
External Cites per document20075.231
External Cites per document20085.172
External Cites per document20095.119
External Cites per document20103.924
External Cites per document20114.032
External Cites per document20123.851
External Cites per document20134.054
External Cites per document20143.443
External Cites per document20153.056
External Cites per document20162.986
External Cites per document20173.136
External Cites per document20183.200
External Cites per document20193.347
Cites per document19991.217
Cites per document20001.480
Cites per document20013.069
Cites per document20023.302
Cites per document20034.041
Cites per document20045.697
Cites per document20055.964
Cites per document20066.651
Cites per document20075.930
Cites per document20085.710
Cites per document20095.670
Cites per document20104.423
Cites per document20114.745
Cites per document20124.427
Cites per document20134.756
Cites per document20144.077
Cites per document20153.576
Cites per document20163.547
Cites per document20173.679
Cites per document20183.740
Cites per document20193.935
% 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 documents19994
Non-citable documents20006
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents200275
Non-citable documents2003114
Non-citable documents2004161
Non-citable documents2005159
Non-citable documents2006126
Non-citable documents200790
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200926
Non-citable documents201023
Non-citable documents201127
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201321
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201812
Non-citable documents201910
Citable documents1999768
Citable documents2000818
Citable documents2001852
Citable documents2002792
Citable documents2003735
Citable documents2004733
Citable documents2005777
Citable documents2006926
Citable documents20071117
Citable documents20081251
Citable documents20091332
Citable documents20101296
Citable documents20111378
Citable documents20121473
Citable documents20131544
Citable documents20141620
Citable documents20151568
Citable documents20161512
Citable documents20171421
Citable documents20181377
Citable documents20191427
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 documents1999429
Uncited documents2000440
Uncited documents2001374
Uncited documents2002387
Uncited documents2003330
Uncited documents2004294
Uncited documents2005276
Uncited documents2006272
Uncited documents2007357
Uncited documents2008322
Uncited documents2009331
Uncited documents2010374
Uncited documents2011376
Uncited documents2012380
Uncited documents2013342
Uncited documents2014368
Uncited documents2015391
Uncited documents2016407
Uncited documents2017367
Uncited documents2018332
Uncited documents2019319
Cited documents1999343
Cited documents2000384
Cited documents2001483
Cited documents2002480
Cited documents2003519
Cited documents2004600
Cited documents2005660
Cited documents2006780
Cited documents2007850
Cited documents2008954
Cited documents20091027
Cited documents2010945
Cited documents20111029
Cited documents20121118
Cited documents20131223
Cited documents20141270
Cited documents20151192
Cited documents20161119
Cited documents20171065
Cited documents20181057
Cited documents20191118
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