Scimago Journal & Country Rank

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type








How to publish in this journal


IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials is an online journal published by the IEEE Communications Society for tutorials and surveys covering all aspects of the communications field. Telecommunications technology is progressing at a rapid pace, and the IEEE Communications Society is committed to providing researchers and other professionals the information and tools to stay abreast. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials focuses on integrating and adding understanding to the existing literature on communications, putting results in context. Whether searching for in-depth information about a familiar area or an introduction into a new area, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials aims to be the premier source of peer-reviewed, comprehensive tutorials and surveys, and pointers to further sources. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials publishes only articles exclusively written for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials and go through a rigorous review process before their publication in the quarterly issues. A tutorial article in the IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials should be designed to help the reader to become familiar with and learn something specific about a chosen topic. In contrast, the term survey, as applied here, is defined to mean a survey of the literature. A survey article in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials should provide a comprehensive review of developments in a selected area, covering its development from its inception to its current state and beyond, and illustrating its development through liberal citations from the literature. Both tutorials and surveys should be tutorial in nature and should be written in a style comprehensible to readers outside the specialty of the article. 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 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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.933
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.406
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.644
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.067
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201113.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201216.275
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201416.938
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201520.756
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201625.564
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201730.171
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201835.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201937.971
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.933
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.406
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.231
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.028
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201114.512
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201216.515
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201313.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201417.337
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201520.084
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201626.868
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201729.814
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201835.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201935.876
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.933
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.406
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.297
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20096.488
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201011.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201114.413
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201211.926
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201313.844
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201415.503
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201520.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201625.278
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201727.160
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201831.209
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201933.289
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20085
Self Cites20096
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201162
Self Cites201256
Self Cites201361
Self Cites2014116
Self Cites2015179
Self Cites2016333
Self Cites2017445
Self Cites2018466
Self Cites2019447
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006104
Total Cites2007237
Total Cites2008428
Total Cites2009412
Total Cites2010794
Total Cites20111219
Total Cites20121635
Total Cites20131769
Total Cites20143346
Total Cites20155282
Total Cites20168114
Total Cites20179481
Total Cites201811487
Total Cites201912485
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 document20050
External Cites per document20066.600
External Cites per document20077.313
External Cites per document20088.135
External Cites per document20097.000
External Cites per document201010.653
External Cites per document201113.774
External Cites per document201215.949
External Cites per document201313.344
External Cites per document201416.736
External Cites per document201519.403
External Cites per document201625.765
External Cites per document201728.415
External Cites per document201834.015
External Cites per document201934.592
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20066.933
Cites per document20077.406
Cites per document20088.231
Cites per document20097.103
Cites per document201011.028
Cites per document201114.512
Cites per document201216.515
Cites per document201313.820
Cites per document201417.337
Cites per document201520.084
Cites per document201626.868
Cites per document201729.814
Cites per document201835.454
Cites per document201935.876
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201513
Non-citable documents201611
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200615
Citable documents200732
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200958
Citable documents201072
Citable documents201184
Citable documents201299
Citable documents2013128
Citable documents2014193
Citable documents2015263
Citable documents2016302
Citable documents2017318
Citable documents2018324
Citable documents2019348
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 documents20050
Uncited documents20063
Uncited documents20076
Uncited documents20087
Uncited documents200911
Uncited documents201011
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201212
Uncited documents201315
Uncited documents201419
Uncited documents201518
Uncited documents201616
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201816
Uncited documents201914
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200612
Cited documents200726
Cited documents200845
Cited documents200954
Cited documents201069
Cited documents201179
Cited documents201295
Cited documents2013124
Cited documents2014186
Cited documents2015258
Cited documents2016297
Cited documents2017310
Cited documents2018315
Cited documents2019341
Scimago Journal & Country Rank
Show this widget in your own website

Just copy the code below and paste within your html code:
Metrics based on Scopus® data as of April 2020
Loading comments…

Leave a comment

* Required

* Required

* Required

* Required

The users of Scimago Journal & Country Rank have the possibility to dialogue through comments linked to a specific journal. The purpose is to have a forum in which general doubts about the processes of publication in the journal, experiences and other issues derived from the publication of papers are resolved. For topics on particular articles, maintain the dialogue through the usual channels with your editor.

Developed by:
Scimago Lab
Powered by:
Powered by scopus

Follow us on @ScimagoJR

Scimago Lab, Copyright 2007-2020. Data Source: Scopus®