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IEEE Communications Letters

Country United States  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United States
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Subject Area and CategoryComputer Science
Computer Science Applications

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Modeling and Simulation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication typeJournals
Scope IEEE Communications Letters was one of the most cited journals, ranking number fifteen in telecommunications in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at This journal publishes short, original, refereed contributions within three months of submission, ensuring rapid dissemination of ideas and timely recording of developments in all fields of communications.


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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.

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
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
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

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)20022.189
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.387
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20052.976
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20062.438
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20072.495
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20082.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20092.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.263
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.133
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.455
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.512
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.596
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.711
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.843
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.093
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.931
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.857
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20000.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20011.724
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.046
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.805
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20052.734
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20062.251
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20072.225
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20082.155
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20092.116
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.176
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.113
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.363
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.613
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.764
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.204
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.166
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.857
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20000.762
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20011.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.258
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.254
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.330
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20052.464
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20061.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20072.125
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20081.759
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20091.915
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.106
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.847
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.355
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.507
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.531
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.647
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.167
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.217
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 Cites2007109
Self Cites200890
Self Cites200996
Self Cites201087
Self Cites2011116
Self Cites2012170
Self Cites2013256
Self Cites2014217
Self Cites2015290
Self Cites2016270
Self Cites2017313
Self Cites2018337
Total Cites1999132
Total Cites2000202
Total Cites2001581
Total Cites2002808
Total Cites20031226
Total Cites20041495
Total Cites20051654
Total Cites20061769
Total Cites20071958
Total Cites20082071
Total Cites20091835
Total Cites20101950
Total Cites20112041
Total Cites20122717
Total Cites20133454
Total Cites20144115
Total Cites20154474
Total Cites20164676
Total Cites20175571
Total Cites20187858
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 document20021.924
External Cites per document20032.514
External Cites per document20042.690
External Cites per document20052.570
External Cites per document20062.140
External Cites per document20072.101
External Cites per document20082.061
External Cites per document20092.006
External Cites per document20102.079
External Cites per document20111.993
External Cites per document20122.215
External Cites per document20132.333
External Cites per document20142.475
External Cites per document20152.516
External Cites per document20162.604
External Cites per document20173.024
External Cites per document20183.988
Cites per document19990.857
Cites per document20000.783
Cites per document20011.724
Cites per document20022.046
Cites per document20032.614
Cites per document20042.805
Cites per document20052.734
Cites per document20062.251
Cites per document20072.225
Cites per document20082.155
Cites per document20092.116
Cites per document20102.176
Cites per document20112.113
Cites per document20122.363
Cites per document20132.519
Cites per document20142.613
Cites per document20152.690
Cites per document20162.764
Cites per document20173.204
Cites per document20184.166
% 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 documents20084
Non-citable documents200912
Non-citable documents201014
Non-citable documents201112
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents20136
Non-citable documents20147
Non-citable documents20156
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20178
Non-citable documents20188
Citable documents1999154
Citable documents2000258
Citable documents2001337
Citable documents2002395
Citable documents2003469
Citable documents2004533
Citable documents2005605
Citable documents2006786
Citable documents2007880
Citable documents2008961
Citable documents2009867
Citable documents2010896
Citable documents2011966
Citable documents20121150
Citable documents20131371
Citable documents20141575
Citable documents20151663
Citable documents20161692
Citable documents20171739
Citable documents20181886
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 documents2003160
Uncited documents2004176
Uncited documents2005205
Uncited documents2006260
Uncited documents2007312
Uncited documents2008371
Uncited documents2009345
Uncited documents2010341
Uncited documents2011348
Uncited documents2012370
Uncited documents2013391
Uncited documents2014445
Uncited documents2015451
Uncited documents2016463
Uncited documents2017441
Uncited documents2018382
Cited documents199970
Cited documents2000103
Cited documents2001190
Cited documents2002245
Cited documents2003314
Cited documents2004361
Cited documents2005405
Cited documents2006528
Cited documents2007571
Cited documents2008594
Cited documents2009534
Cited documents2010569
Cited documents2011630
Cited documents2012788
Cited documents2013986
Cited documents20141137
Cited documents20151218
Cited documents20161236
Cited documents20171306
Cited documents20181512
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