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IEEE Communications Magazine

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Computer Networks and Communications
Computer Science Applications

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication typeJournals
Scope IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications systems (PCS), ISDN, and more. It includes special feature technical articles and monthly departments: book reviews, conferences, short courses, standards, governmental regulations and legislation, new products, and Society news such as administration and elections.


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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 Communications1999Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2000Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2001Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2002Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2003Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2004Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2005Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2006Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2007Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2008Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2009Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2010Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2011Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2012Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2013Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2014Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2015Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2016Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2017Q1
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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1

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)19992.487
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20002.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.360
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20024.241
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20034.919
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20045.905
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.250
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20076.201
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.529
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.005
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20128.592
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20139.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20149.251
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201511.013
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201612.544
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201712.540
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19992.487
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20002.723
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20014.220
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20024.208
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.619
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20057.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20065.942
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.017
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.221
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20095.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20106.007
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.821
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20128.846
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20138.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20149.328
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201511.108
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201613.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201712.951
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.833
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.459
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20035.754
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.115
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20055.469
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.231
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20075.856
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.458
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20106.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.908
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20128.272
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20138.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20148.786
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201511.133
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201613.798
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20179.731
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 Cites199963
Self Cites200091
Self Cites200166
Self Cites200277
Self Cites200386
Self Cites200469
Self Cites200590
Self Cites200657
Self Cites200770
Self Cites200880
Self Cites200971
Self Cites201094
Self Cites201198
Self Cites2012114
Self Cites201396
Self Cites2014157
Self Cites2015200
Self Cites2016236
Self Cites2017289
Total Cites19991236
Total Cites20001375
Total Cites20012144
Total Cites20022188
Total Cites20032905
Total Cites20043291
Total Cites20053950
Total Cites20063369
Total Cites20073484
Total Cites20083101
Total Cites20093253
Total Cites20103658
Total Cites20114583
Total Cites20125467
Total Cites20135712
Total Cites20146427
Total Cites20158120
Total Cites201611047
Total Cites201711371
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 document19992.360
External Cites per document20002.543
External Cites per document20014.091
External Cites per document20024.060
External Cites per document20035.453
External Cites per document20046.079
External Cites per document20057.057
External Cites per document20065.841
External Cites per document20075.896
External Cites per document20085.086
External Cites per document20095.339
External Cites per document20105.852
External Cites per document20117.654
External Cites per document20128.662
External Cites per document20138.720
External Cites per document20149.100
External Cites per document201510.834
External Cites per document201612.886
External Cites per document201712.622
Cites per document19992.487
Cites per document20002.723
Cites per document20014.220
Cites per document20024.208
Cites per document20035.619
Cites per document20046.209
Cites per document20057.221
Cites per document20065.942
Cites per document20076.017
Cites per document20085.221
Cites per document20095.458
Cites per document20106.007
Cites per document20117.821
Cites per document20128.846
Cites per document20138.870
Cites per document20149.328
Cites per document201511.108
Cites per document201613.167
Cites per document201712.951
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents200237
Non-citable documents200367
Non-citable documents200499
Non-citable documents200598
Non-citable documents2006112
Non-citable documents2007115
Non-citable documents2008123
Non-citable documents2009118
Non-citable documents2010123
Non-citable documents2011152
Non-citable documents2012176
Non-citable documents2013191
Non-citable documents2014174
Non-citable documents2015160
Non-citable documents2016160
Non-citable documents2017161
Citable documents1999497
Citable documents2000505
Citable documents2001508
Citable documents2002520
Citable documents2003517
Citable documents2004530
Citable documents2005547
Citable documents2006567
Citable documents2007579
Citable documents2008594
Citable documents2009596
Citable documents2010609
Citable documents2011586
Citable documents2012618
Citable documents2013644
Citable documents2014689
Citable documents2015731
Citable documents2016839
Citable documents2017878
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 documents1999182
Uncited documents2000184
Uncited documents2001147
Uncited documents2002178
Uncited documents2003177
Uncited documents2004203
Uncited documents2005200
Uncited documents2006208
Uncited documents2007246
Uncited documents2008272
Uncited documents2009251
Uncited documents2010258
Uncited documents2011244
Uncited documents2012264
Uncited documents2013270
Uncited documents2014271
Uncited documents2015278
Uncited documents2016253
Uncited documents2017279
Cited documents1999317
Cited documents2000322
Cited documents2001363
Cited documents2002379
Cited documents2003407
Cited documents2004426
Cited documents2005445
Cited documents2006471
Cited documents2007448
Cited documents2008445
Cited documents2009463
Cited documents2010474
Cited documents2011494
Cited documents2012530
Cited documents2013565
Cited documents2014592
Cited documents2015613
Cited documents2016746
Cited documents2017760
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