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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type



00189499, 15581578





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The IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science is a publication of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society. It is viewed as the primary source of technical information in many of the areas it covers. As judged by JCR impact factor, TNS consistently ranks in the top five journals in the category of Nuclear Science & Technology. It has one of the higher immediacy indices, indicating that the information it publishes is viewed as timely, and has a relatively long citation half-life, indicating that the published information also is viewed as valuable for a number of years. The IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science is published bimonthly. Its scope includes all aspects of the theory and application of nuclear science and engineering. It focuses on instrumentation for the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation; particle accelerators and their controls; nuclear medicine and its application; effects of radiation on materials, components, and systems; reactor instrumentation and controls; and measurement of radiation in space. 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 Engineering1999Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q2
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 Engineering2014Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics1999Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2000Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2001Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2002Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2003Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2004Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2005Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2006Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2007Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2008Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2009Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2010Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2011Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2012Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2013Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2014Q3
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2015Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2016Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2017Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2018Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2019Q2
Nuclear and High Energy Physics2020Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering1999Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2000Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2001Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2002Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2003Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2004Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2005Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2006Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2007Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2008Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2009Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2010Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2011Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2012Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2013Q1
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2014Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2015Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2016Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2017Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2018Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2019Q2
Nuclear Energy and Engineering2020Q2

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)19990.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.011
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.176
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20021.523
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.527
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.776
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.685
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20061.645
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20071.868
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20081.796
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.912
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.886
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.070
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.015
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20141.652
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.798
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.554
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20201.802
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.069
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20021.560
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.504
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.758
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20061.680
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20071.792
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20081.790
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.985
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.893
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.934
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20141.631
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.771
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.550
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.894
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.016
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.898
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20201.888
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.968
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.090
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20021.434
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.536
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20051.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.497
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20071.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.910
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.851
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.661
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.849
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20141.564
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.749
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.879
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.922
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20201.922
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 Cites1999110
Self Cites2000301
Self Cites2001494
Self Cites2002620
Self Cites2003611
Self Cites2004694
Self Cites2005678
Self Cites2006786
Self Cites2007688
Self Cites2008796
Self Cites2009842
Self Cites2010840
Self Cites2011783
Self Cites2012681
Self Cites2013793
Self Cites2014718
Self Cites2015608
Self Cites2016380
Self Cites2017506
Self Cites2018460
Self Cites2019359
Self Cites2020508
Total Cites1999923
Total Cites20001346
Total Cites20011530
Total Cites20021912
Total Cites20032102
Total Cites20042428
Total Cites20052624
Total Cites20062490
Total Cites20073063
Total Cites20082679
Total Cites20093012
Total Cites20102796
Total Cites20113337
Total Cites20122775
Total Cites20132821
Total Cites20142496
Total Cites20152806
Total Cites20162397
Total Cites20172468
Total Cites20182383
Total Cites20192169
Total Cites20202065
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 document19990.590
External Cites per document20000.837
External Cites per document20010.787
External Cites per document20021.070
External Cites per document20031.084
External Cites per document20041.362
External Cites per document20051.313
External Cites per document20061.160
External Cites per document20071.404
External Cites per document20081.275
External Cites per document20091.451
External Cites per document20101.341
External Cites per document20111.586
External Cites per document20121.370
External Cites per document20131.412
External Cites per document20141.180
External Cites per document20151.408
External Cites per document20161.323
External Cites per document20171.527
External Cites per document20181.651
External Cites per document20191.610
External Cites per document20201.450
Cites per document19990.663
Cites per document20001.069
Cites per document20011.150
Cites per document20021.560
Cites per document20031.504
Cites per document20041.875
Cites per document20051.758
Cites per document20061.680
Cites per document20071.792
Cites per document20081.790
Cites per document20091.985
Cites per document20101.893
Cites per document20112.046
Cites per document20121.793
Cites per document20131.934
Cites per document20141.631
Cites per document20151.771
Cites per document20161.550
Cites per document20171.894
Cites per document20182.016
Cites per document20191.898
Cites per document20201.888
% 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 documents199915
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents200113
Non-citable documents200219
Non-citable documents200323
Non-citable documents200422
Non-citable documents200511
Non-citable documents200613
Non-citable documents200717
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200921
Non-citable documents201018
Non-citable documents201121
Non-citable documents201220
Non-citable documents201323
Non-citable documents201423
Non-citable documents201523
Non-citable documents201621
Non-citable documents201718
Non-citable documents201817
Non-citable documents201919
Non-citable documents202020
Citable documents19991377
Citable documents20001248
Citable documents20011317
Citable documents20021207
Citable documents20031375
Citable documents20041273
Citable documents20051482
Citable documents20061469
Citable documents20071692
Citable documents20081477
Citable documents20091496
Citable documents20101459
Citable documents20111610
Citable documents20121528
Citable documents20131436
Citable documents20141507
Citable documents20151561
Citable documents20161525
Citable documents20171285
Citable documents20181165
Citable documents20191124
Citable documents20201074
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 documents1999890
Uncited documents2000656
Uncited documents2001669
Uncited documents2002527
Uncited documents2003588
Uncited documents2004489
Uncited documents2005559
Uncited documents2006574
Uncited documents2007625
Uncited documents2008547
Uncited documents2009542
Uncited documents2010475
Uncited documents2011546
Uncited documents2012534
Uncited documents2013460
Uncited documents2014611
Uncited documents2015570
Uncited documents2016639
Uncited documents2017435
Uncited documents2018376
Uncited documents2019384
Uncited documents2020380
Cited documents1999502
Cited documents2000603
Cited documents2001661
Cited documents2002699
Cited documents2003810
Cited documents2004806
Cited documents2005934
Cited documents2006908
Cited documents20071084
Cited documents2008950
Cited documents2009975
Cited documents20101002
Cited documents20111085
Cited documents20121014
Cited documents2013999
Cited documents2014919
Cited documents20151014
Cited documents2016907
Cited documents2017868
Cited documents2018806
Cited documents2019759
Cited documents2020714
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