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Control Engineering Practice


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Elsevier Ltd.



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Control Engineering Practice strives to meet the needs of industrial practitioners and industrially related academics and researchers. It publishes papers which illustrate the direct application of control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation. As a result, the journal only contains papers which can be considered to have made significant contributions to the application of advanced control techniques. It is normally expected that practical results should be included, but where simulation only studies are available, it is necessary to demonstrate that the simulation model is representative of a genuine application. Strictly theoretical papers will find a more appropriate home in Control Engineering Practice's sister publication, Automatica. It is also expected that papers are innovative with respect to the state of the art and are sufficiently detailed for a reader to be able to duplicate the main results of the paper (supplementary material, including datasets, tables, code and any relevant interactive material can be made available and downloaded from the website). The benefits of the presented methods must be made very clear and the new techniques must be compared and contrasted with results obtained using existing methods. Moreover, a thorough analysis of failures that may happen in the design process and implementation can also be part of the paper. The scope of Control Engineering Practice matches the activities of IFAC. Papers demonstrating the contribution of automation and control in improving the performance, quality, productivity, sustainability, resource and energy efficiency, and the manageability of systems and processes for the benefit of mankind and are relevant to industrial practitioners are most welcome. 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.

Applied Mathematics1999Q3
Applied Mathematics2000Q3
Applied Mathematics2001Q3
Applied Mathematics2002Q3
Applied Mathematics2003Q2
Applied Mathematics2004Q3
Applied Mathematics2005Q3
Applied Mathematics2006Q2
Applied Mathematics2007Q1
Applied Mathematics2008Q1
Applied Mathematics2009Q1
Applied Mathematics2010Q1
Applied Mathematics2011Q1
Applied Mathematics2012Q1
Applied Mathematics2013Q1
Applied Mathematics2014Q1
Applied Mathematics2015Q1
Applied Mathematics2016Q2
Applied Mathematics2017Q1
Applied Mathematics2018Q1
Applied Mathematics2019Q1
Computer Science Applications1999Q2
Computer Science Applications2000Q2
Computer Science Applications2001Q2
Computer Science Applications2002Q2
Computer Science Applications2003Q2
Computer Science Applications2004Q3
Computer Science Applications2005Q2
Computer Science Applications2006Q1
Computer Science Applications2007Q1
Computer Science Applications2008Q1
Computer Science Applications2009Q1
Computer Science Applications2010Q1
Computer Science Applications2011Q1
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q1
Computer Science Applications2015Q1
Computer Science Applications2016Q1
Computer Science Applications2017Q1
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Control and Systems Engineering1999Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2000Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2001Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2002Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2003Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2004Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2005Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2006Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2007Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2008Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2009Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2010Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2011Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2012Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2013Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2014Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2015Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2016Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2017Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2018Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q2
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)19990.412
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.528
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20010.784
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20020.937
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20031.259
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20041.260
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20051.895
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.084
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.635
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20103.507
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20113.773
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20124.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20134.032
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.998
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20153.803
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.861
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.146
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.412
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.538
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20010.712
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20020.989
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20031.200
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20041.187
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20051.899
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.396
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.809
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.361
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20103.476
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20113.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.708
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.972
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.644
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20153.437
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.671
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.994
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.530
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.377
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.396
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20010.837
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20020.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20031.098
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20041.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.794
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.398
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.734
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20093.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20103.250
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20113.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.540
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.242
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.380
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.489
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.309
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 Cites199921
Self Cites200020
Self Cites200120
Self Cites200224
Self Cites200321
Self Cites200416
Self Cites200518
Self Cites200624
Self Cites2007125
Self Cites2008142
Self Cites2009160
Self Cites201094
Self Cites2011128
Self Cites2012111
Self Cites201392
Self Cites2014100
Self Cites201571
Self Cites2016145
Self Cites201797
Self Cites2018136
Self Cites2019184
Total Cites1999193
Total Cites2000232
Total Cites2001267
Total Cites2002353
Total Cites2003414
Total Cites2004431
Total Cites2005716
Total Cites2006857
Total Cites2007901
Total Cites20081028
Total Cites20091220
Total Cites20101314
Total Cites20111422
Total Cites20121483
Total Cites20131561
Total Cites20141545
Total Cites20151629
Total Cites20161806
Total Cites20171883
Total Cites20182009
Total Cites20192514
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 document19990.368
External Cites per document20000.492
External Cites per document20010.659
External Cites per document20020.922
External Cites per document20031.139
External Cites per document20041.143
External Cites per document20051.851
External Cites per document20062.164
External Cites per document20072.064
External Cites per document20082.421
External Cites per document20092.920
External Cites per document20103.228
External Cites per document20113.335
External Cites per document20123.430
External Cites per document20133.738
External Cites per document20143.408
External Cites per document20153.287
External Cites per document20163.376
External Cites per document20173.579
External Cites per document20183.724
External Cites per document20194.198
Cites per document19990.412
Cites per document20000.538
Cites per document20010.712
Cites per document20020.989
Cites per document20031.200
Cites per document20041.187
Cites per document20051.899
Cites per document20062.226
Cites per document20072.396
Cites per document20082.809
Cites per document20093.361
Cites per document20103.476
Cites per document20113.665
Cites per document20123.708
Cites per document20133.972
Cites per document20143.644
Cites per document20153.437
Cites per document20163.671
Cites per document20173.774
Cites per document20183.994
Cites per document20194.530
% 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 documents199911
Non-citable documents200011
Non-citable documents20017
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20030
Non-citable documents20040
Non-citable documents20051
Non-citable documents20066
Non-citable documents200712
Non-citable documents200818
Non-citable documents200917
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201312
Non-citable documents201412
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20198
Citable documents1999468
Citable documents2000431
Citable documents2001375
Citable documents2002357
Citable documents2003345
Citable documents2004363
Citable documents2005377
Citable documents2006385
Citable documents2007376
Citable documents2008366
Citable documents2009363
Citable documents2010378
Citable documents2011388
Citable documents2012400
Citable documents2013393
Citable documents2014424
Citable documents2015474
Citable documents2016492
Citable documents2017499
Citable documents2018503
Citable documents2019555
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 documents1999366
Uncited documents2000311
Uncited documents2001225
Uncited documents2002185
Uncited documents2003148
Uncited documents2004178
Uncited documents2005127
Uncited documents2006135
Uncited documents2007106
Uncited documents200889
Uncited documents200976
Uncited documents201078
Uncited documents201168
Uncited documents201274
Uncited documents201361
Uncited documents201472
Uncited documents201586
Uncited documents201679
Uncited documents201770
Uncited documents201860
Uncited documents201957
Cited documents1999113
Cited documents2000131
Cited documents2001157
Cited documents2002174
Cited documents2003197
Cited documents2004185
Cited documents2005251
Cited documents2006256
Cited documents2007282
Cited documents2008295
Cited documents2009304
Cited documents2010315
Cited documents2011331
Cited documents2012338
Cited documents2013344
Cited documents2014364
Cited documents2015402
Cited documents2016423
Cited documents2017439
Cited documents2018451
Cited documents2019506
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