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International Journal of Communication Systems


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


John Wiley and Sons Ltd



Publication type



10991131, 10745351





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The International Journal of Communication Systems provides a forum for R&D, open to researchers from all types of institutions and organisations worldwide, aimed at the increasingly important area of communication technology. The Journal's emphasis is particularly on the issues impacting behaviour at the system, service and management levels. Published twelve times a year, it provides coverage of advances that have a significant potential to impact the immense technical and commercial opportunities in the communications sector. The International Journal of Communication Systems strives to select a balance of contributions that promotes technical innovation allied to practical relevance across the range of system types and issues. The Journal addresses both public communication systems (Telecommunication, mobile, Internet, and Cable TV) and private systems (Intranets, enterprise networks, LANs, MANs, WANs). The following key areas and issues are regularly covered: -Transmission/Switching/Distribution technologies (ATM, SDH, TCP/IP, routers, DSL, cable modems, VoD, VoIP, WDM, etc.) -System control, network/service management -Network and Internet protocols and standards -Client-server, distributed and Web-based communication systems -Broadband and multimedia systems and applications, with a focus on increased service variety and interactivity -Trials of advanced systems and services; their implementation and evaluation -Novel concepts and improvements in technique; their theoretical basis and performance analysis using measurement/testing, modelling and simulation -Performance evaluation issues and methods. 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.

Computer Networks and Communications1999Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2000Q4
Computer Networks and Communications2001Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2002Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2003Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2004Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2005Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2006Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2007Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2008Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2009Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2010Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2011Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2012Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2013Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2014Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2015Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2016Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2017Q2
Computer Networks and Communications2018Q3
Computer Networks and Communications2019Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2006Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2007Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2008Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2009Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2010Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2011Q3
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2012Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2013Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2014Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2015Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2016Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q2

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)19990.165
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.331
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20030.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20040.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20050.573
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.679
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.712
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.891
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.076
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20131.615
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.883
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.391
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.126
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.197
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20181.658
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20191.744
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.165
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.114
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.343
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20030.294
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20040.296
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.982
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.746
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.750
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.199
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20131.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20144.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.883
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.170
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20181.700
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20191.800
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.127
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.358
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20030.202
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20040.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.784
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.685
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.796
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.659
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.683
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.947
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20131.764
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.662
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.013
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20181.654
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20191.926
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 Cites19991
Self Cites20000
Self Cites20014
Self Cites20024
Self Cites20034
Self Cites20043
Self Cites20054
Self Cites20063
Self Cites20078
Self Cites20084
Self Cites200911
Self Cites201012
Self Cites201114
Self Cites201254
Self Cites201390
Self Cites2014687
Self Cites2015387
Self Cites2016275
Self Cites2017527
Self Cites2018134
Self Cites2019141
Total Cites199915
Total Cites200010
Total Cites200135
Total Cites200238
Total Cites200345
Total Cites200450
Total Cites2005112
Total Cites2006160
Total Cites2007126
Total Cites2008131
Total Cites2009145
Total Cites2010168
Total Cites2011194
Total Cites2012326
Total Cites2013533
Total Cites20141252
Total Cites20151113
Total Cites20161030
Total Cites20171315
Total Cites20181088
Total Cites20191433
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 document19990.154
External Cites per document20000.114
External Cites per document20010.304
External Cites per document20020.266
External Cites per document20030.268
External Cites per document20040.278
External Cites per document20050.659
External Cites per document20060.963
External Cites per document20070.698
External Cites per document20080.690
External Cites per document20090.660
External Cites per document20100.696
External Cites per document20110.750
External Cites per document20121.000
External Cites per document20131.502
External Cites per document20141.805
External Cites per document20151.449
External Cites per document20161.380
External Cites per document20171.300
External Cites per document20181.491
External Cites per document20191.623
Cites per document19990.165
Cites per document20000.114
Cites per document20010.343
Cites per document20020.297
Cites per document20030.294
Cites per document20040.296
Cites per document20050.683
Cites per document20060.982
Cites per document20070.746
Cites per document20080.712
Cites per document20090.714
Cites per document20100.750
Cites per document20110.808
Cites per document20121.199
Cites per document20131.807
Cites per document20144.000
Cites per document20152.222
Cites per document20161.883
Cites per document20172.170
Cites per document20181.700
Cites per document20191.800
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20020
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20042
Non-citable documents20052
Non-citable documents20065
Non-citable documents20076
Non-citable documents20087
Non-citable documents20094
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20115
Non-citable documents20126
Non-citable documents20137
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20186
Non-citable documents201915
Citable documents199991
Citable documents200088
Citable documents2001102
Citable documents2002128
Citable documents2003153
Citable documents2004169
Citable documents2005164
Citable documents2006163
Citable documents2007169
Citable documents2008184
Citable documents2009203
Citable documents2010224
Citable documents2011240
Citable documents2012272
Citable documents2013295
Citable documents2014313
Citable documents2015501
Citable documents2016547
Citable documents2017606
Citable documents2018640
Citable documents2019796
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 documents199979
Uncited documents200079
Uncited documents200178
Uncited documents2002102
Uncited documents2003122
Uncited documents2004138
Uncited documents2005108
Uncited documents2006104
Uncited documents2007103
Uncited documents2008114
Uncited documents2009129
Uncited documents2010144
Uncited documents2011153
Uncited documents2012140
Uncited documents2013105
Uncited documents201444
Uncited documents2015178
Uncited documents2016196
Uncited documents2017179
Uncited documents2018258
Uncited documents2019313
Cited documents199912
Cited documents20009
Cited documents200124
Cited documents200226
Cited documents200331
Cited documents200433
Cited documents200558
Cited documents200664
Cited documents200772
Cited documents200877
Cited documents200978
Cited documents201083
Cited documents201192
Cited documents2012138
Cited documents2013197
Cited documents2014276
Cited documents2015329
Cited documents2016354
Cited documents2017429
Cited documents2018388
Cited documents2019498
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