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IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensingopen access


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type



19391404, 21511535





How to publish in this journal


The IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing addresses the growing field of applications in Earth observations and remote sensing, and also provides a venue for the rapidly expanding special issues that are being sponsored by the IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society. The journal draws upon the experience of the highly successful “IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing” and provide a complementary medium for the wide range of topics in applied earth observations. The ‘Applications’ areas encompasses the societal benefit areas of the Global Earth Observations Systems of Systems (GEOSS) program. Through deliberations over two years, ministers from 50 countries agreed to identify nine areas where Earth observation could positively impact the quality of life and health of their respective countries. Some of these are areas not traditionally addressed in the IEEE context. These include biodiversity, health and climate. Yet it is the skill sets of IEEE members, in areas such as observations, communications, computers, signal processing, standards and ocean engineering, that form the technical underpinnings of GEOSS. Thus, the Journal attracts a broad range of interests that serves both present members in new ways and expands the IEEE visibility into new areas. 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.

Atmospheric Science2009Q2
Atmospheric Science2010Q2
Atmospheric Science2011Q2
Atmospheric Science2012Q2
Atmospheric Science2013Q2
Atmospheric Science2014Q1
Atmospheric Science2015Q1
Atmospheric Science2016Q1
Atmospheric Science2017Q1
Atmospheric Science2018Q1
Atmospheric Science2019Q1
Atmospheric Science2020Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2009Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2010Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2011Q2
Computers in Earth Sciences2012Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2013Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2014Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2015Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2016Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2017Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2018Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2019Q1
Computers in Earth Sciences2020Q1

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)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20091.200
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.374
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.515
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20144.427
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.018
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.884
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.431
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20204.457
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20091.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.800
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.374
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.522
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.318
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.670
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.865
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.190
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20204.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.200
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.020
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.814
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20144.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.267
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.511
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.003
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20204.536
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 Cites20080
Self Cites20090
Self Cites20101
Self Cites201127
Self Cites2012162
Self Cites2013378
Self Cites2014543
Self Cites2015522
Self Cites2016545
Self Cites2017643
Self Cites2018517
Self Cites2019333
Self Cites2020552
Total Cites20080
Total Cites200936
Total Cites2010117
Total Cites2011311
Total Cites2012715
Total Cites20131356
Total Cites20142284
Total Cites20153244
Total Cites20164469
Total Cites20175600
Total Cites20186160
Total Cites20196395
Total Cites20206143
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 document20080
External Cites per document20091.385
External Cites per document20102.035
External Cites per document20112.347
External Cites per document20122.865
External Cites per document20132.818
External Cites per document20143.355
External Cites per document20153.132
External Cites per document20163.368
External Cites per document20173.474
External Cites per document20183.892
External Cites per document20194.418
External Cites per document20204.226
Cites per document20080.000
Cites per document20091.200
Cites per document20101.800
Cites per document20112.374
Cites per document20123.522
Cites per document20133.809
Cites per document20144.318
Cites per document20153.670
Cites per document20163.778
Cites per document20173.865
Cites per document20184.190
Cites per document20194.588
Cites per document20204.571
% 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 documents20080
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201110
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201515
Non-citable documents201618
Non-citable documents201722
Non-citable documents201820
Non-citable documents201922
Non-citable documents202021
Citable documents20080
Citable documents200926
Citable documents201057
Citable documents2011121
Citable documents2012193
Citable documents2013347
Citable documents2014519
Citable documents2015869
Citable documents20161165
Citable documents20171427
Citable documents20181450
Citable documents20191372
Citable documents20201323
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 documents20080
Uncited documents200914
Uncited documents201026
Uncited documents201134
Uncited documents201244
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201482
Uncited documents2015188
Uncited documents2016195
Uncited documents2017232
Uncited documents2018212
Uncited documents2019214
Uncited documents2020216
Cited documents20080
Cited documents200916
Cited documents201039
Cited documents201197
Cited documents2012159
Cited documents2013295
Cited documents2014447
Cited documents2015696
Cited documents2016988
Cited documents20171217
Cited documents20181258
Cited documents20191180
Cited documents20201128
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