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IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication typeJournals
Scope The 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. Whether you are searching for in-depth information about a familiar area or an introduction into a new area, Surveys & Tutorials aims to be your premier source of peer-reviewed, comprehensive tutorials and surveys, and pointers to further sources.


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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.

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20066.467
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.212
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20099.493
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201011.056
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201113.721
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201216.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201317.119
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201416.618
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201520.371
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201624.807
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201727.154
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20066.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.212
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20097.034
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201011.042
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201114.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201216.333
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201313.563
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201416.969
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201519.703
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201626.103
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201726.679
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20066.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20096.439
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201011.769
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201114.349
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201211.735
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201313.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201415.121
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201520.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201624.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201724.000
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 Cites2014112
Self Cites2015178
Self Cites2016333
Self Cites2017444
Total Cites20050
Total Cites200697
Total Cites2007240
Total Cites2008427
Total Cites2009408
Total Cites2010795
Total Cites20111216
Total Cites20121617
Total Cites20131736
Total Cites20143275
Total Cites20155182
Total Cites20167883
Total Cites20178484
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 document20066.133
External Cites per document20077.406
External Cites per document20088.115
External Cites per document20096.931
External Cites per document201010.667
External Cites per document201113.738
External Cites per document201215.768
External Cites per document201313.086
External Cites per document201416.389
External Cites per document201519.027
External Cites per document201625.000
External Cites per document201725.283
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20066.467
Cites per document20077.500
Cites per document20088.212
Cites per document20097.034
Cites per document201011.042
Cites per document201114.476
Cites per document201216.333
Cites per document201313.563
Cites per document201416.969
Cites per document201519.703
Cites per document201626.103
Cites per document201726.679
% 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
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
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 documents201719
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 documents2017309
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