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IEEE Communications Letters


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



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The IEEE Communications Letters publishes short papers in a rapid publication cycle on advances in the state-of-the-art of communication over different media and channels including wire, underground, waveguide, optical fiber, and storage channels. Both theoretical contributions (including new techniques, concepts, and analyses) and practical contributions (including system experiments and prototypes, and new applications) are encouraged. This journal focuses on the physical layer and the link layer of communication systems. 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 Science Applications1999Q1
Computer Science Applications2000Q1
Computer Science Applications2001Q1
Computer Science Applications2002Q1
Computer Science Applications2003Q1
Computer Science Applications2004Q1
Computer Science Applications2005Q1
Computer Science Applications2006Q1
Computer Science Applications2007Q1
Computer Science Applications2008Q1
Computer Science Applications2009Q1
Computer Science Applications2010Q2
Computer Science Applications2011Q2
Computer Science Applications2012Q1
Computer Science Applications2013Q1
Computer Science Applications2014Q2
Computer Science Applications2015Q2
Computer Science Applications2016Q2
Computer Science Applications2017Q2
Computer Science Applications2018Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering1999Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2000Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2001Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2002Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2003Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2004Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2005Q1
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 Engineering2016Q2
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2017Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2018Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2019Q1
Modeling and Simulation1999Q1
Modeling and Simulation2000Q1
Modeling and Simulation2001Q1
Modeling and Simulation2002Q1
Modeling and Simulation2003Q1
Modeling and Simulation2004Q1
Modeling and Simulation2005Q1
Modeling and Simulation2006Q1
Modeling and Simulation2007Q1
Modeling and Simulation2008Q1
Modeling and Simulation2009Q1
Modeling and Simulation2010Q2
Modeling and Simulation2011Q2
Modeling and Simulation2012Q1
Modeling and Simulation2013Q1
Modeling and Simulation2014Q2
Modeling and Simulation2015Q2
Modeling and Simulation2016Q2
Modeling and Simulation2017Q2
Modeling and Simulation2018Q1
Modeling and Simulation2019Q1

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)19990.857
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20000.783
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20011.779
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.191
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.393
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.003
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.026
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.674
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.238
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.501
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.279
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.155
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.473
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.506
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.719
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.897
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.202
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.997
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.527
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.048
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.620
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.480
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.209
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.264
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.186
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.148
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.517
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.611
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.698
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.817
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.678
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.261
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.332
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.492
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20062.024
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.176
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.781
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.045
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.135
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.846
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.535
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.699
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.323
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.310
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.515
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 Cites199916
Self Cites200026
Self Cites200128
Self Cites200248
Self Cites200347
Self Cites200461
Self Cites200599
Self Cites200687
Self Cites2007114
Self Cites200894
Self Cites200997
Self Cites201089
Self Cites2011120
Self Cites2012170
Self Cites2013256
Self Cites2014217
Self Cites2015290
Self Cites2016270
Self Cites2017313
Self Cites2018337
Self Cites2019289
Total Cites1999132
Total Cites2000202
Total Cites2001581
Total Cites2002809
Total Cites20031229
Total Cites20041496
Total Cites20051684
Total Cites20061949
Total Cites20071992
Total Cites20082165
Total Cites20092053
Total Cites20102057
Total Cites20112131
Total Cites20122721
Total Cites20133451
Total Cites20144113
Total Cites20154486
Total Cites20164767
Total Cites20175793
Total Cites20187996
Total Cites20199210
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 document19990.753
External Cites per document20000.682
External Cites per document20011.641
External Cites per document20021.927
External Cites per document20032.520
External Cites per document20042.692
External Cites per document20052.620
External Cites per document20062.369
External Cites per document20072.134
External Cites per document20082.113
External Cites per document20092.157
External Cites per document20102.091
External Cites per document20112.027
External Cites per document20122.209
External Cites per document20132.330
External Cites per document20142.474
External Cites per document20152.523
External Cites per document20162.658
External Cites per document20173.151
External Cites per document20184.061
External Cites per document20194.531
Cites per document19990.857
Cites per document20000.783
Cites per document20011.724
Cites per document20022.048
Cites per document20032.620
Cites per document20042.807
Cites per document20052.783
Cites per document20062.480
Cites per document20072.264
Cites per document20082.209
Cites per document20092.264
Cites per document20102.186
Cites per document20112.148
Cites per document20122.356
Cites per document20132.517
Cites per document20142.611
Cites per document20152.698
Cites per document20162.817
Cites per document20173.331
Cites per document20184.240
Cites per document20194.678
% 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 documents19991
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20012
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20035
Non-citable documents20044
Non-citable documents20055
Non-citable documents20062
Non-citable documents20073
Non-citable documents20085
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201015
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20188
Non-citable documents20197
Citable documents1999154
Citable documents2000258
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002395
Citable documents2003469
Citable documents2004533
Citable documents2005605
Citable documents2006786
Citable documents2007880
Citable documents2008980
Citable documents2009907
Citable documents2010941
Citable documents2011992
Citable documents20121155
Citable documents20131371
Citable documents20141575
Citable documents20151663
Citable documents20161692
Citable documents20171739
Citable documents20181886
Citable documents20191969
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 documents199985
Uncited documents2000156
Uncited documents2001149
Uncited documents2002152
Uncited documents2003161
Uncited documents2004176
Uncited documents2005203
Uncited documents2006242
Uncited documents2007309
Uncited documents2008371
Uncited documents2009347
Uncited documents2010358
Uncited documents2011358
Uncited documents2012372
Uncited documents2013394
Uncited documents2014447
Uncited documents2015449
Uncited documents2016456
Uncited documents2017437
Uncited documents2018373
Uncited documents2019357
Cited documents199970
Cited documents2000103
Cited documents2001190
Cited documents2002245
Cited documents2003313
Cited documents2004361
Cited documents2005407
Cited documents2006546
Cited documents2007574
Cited documents2008614
Cited documents2009573
Cited documents2010598
Cited documents2011646
Cited documents2012791
Cited documents2013983
Cited documents20141135
Cited documents20151220
Cited documents20161243
Cited documents20171310
Cited documents20181521
Cited documents20191619
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