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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



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Each issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) is devoted to a specific technical topic and thus provides to JSAC readers a collection of up-to-date papers on that topic. These issues are valuable to the research community and become valuable references. The technical topics covered by JSAC issues span the entire field of communications and networking. JSAC publishes only papers that are submitted in response to a Call-for-Papers. These calls are published in JSAC issues and other publications of the IEEE Communications Society as appropriate to the subject area of the call. Papers submitted for review for possible publication in a JSAC issue must be submitted to one of the Guest Editors listed in the Call-for-Papers. See "Information for Authors" found in any JSAC issue for additional instructions. Topics for JSAC issues are determined by the JSAC Editorial Board after review of proposals submitted by interested parties. All are invited to submit proposals. Instructions for submitting proposals are included in the Guidelines for Proposal preparation on the JSAC website. Recent issue themes included: Network Coding for Wireless Communication Networks, Wireless and Pervasive Communications for Healthcare, Network Infrastructure Configuration, Broadband Access Networks: Architectures and Protocols, Body Area Networking: Technology and Applications, Underwater Wireless Communication Networks, Game Theory in Communication Systems, Exploiting Limited Feedback in Tomorrow’s Communication Networks. 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 Communications1999Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2000Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2001Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2002Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2003Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2004Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2005Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2006Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2007Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2008Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2009Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2010Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2011Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2012Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2013Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2014Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2015Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2016Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2017Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2018Q1
Computer Networks and Communications2019Q1
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 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)19993.062
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20003.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20014.928
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20025.788
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20035.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20046.744
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20057.492
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20068.270
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20087.332
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.576
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20108.682
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20118.276
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20127.632
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.606
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20147.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20158.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201610.432
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201710.499
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201812.862
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201912.466
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19993.062
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20003.024
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20015.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20025.015
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20035.295
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20046.202
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20058.291
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20076.714
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20087.263
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20098.120
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20108.423
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.616
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20137.331
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20147.292
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20158.501
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201610.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201710.876
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201811.765
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201913.289
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19992.823
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20002.710
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20013.975
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20024.301
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20034.356
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20046.606
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20056.990
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20065.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20076.111
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20086.618
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20097.568
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20107.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.923
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.934
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20137.137
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20146.895
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20158.197
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201610.948
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20178.845
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201811.988
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201914.336
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 Cites199976
Self Cites200096
Self Cites2001123
Self Cites200282
Self Cites200390
Self Cites200456
Self Cites200541
Self Cites200671
Self Cites200794
Self Cites200899
Self Cites200931
Self Cites201041
Self Cites201155
Self Cites201273
Self Cites2013132
Self Cites2014131
Self Cites2015188
Self Cites2016343
Self Cites2017234
Self Cites2018191
Self Cites2019171
Total Cites19991378
Total Cites20001376
Total Cites20012714
Total Cites20023069
Total Cites20033145
Total Cites20043169
Total Cites20053764
Total Cites20063661
Total Cites20073995
Total Cites20084416
Total Cites20094677
Total Cites20104060
Total Cites20113336
Total Cites20122873
Total Cites20133680
Total Cites20144842
Total Cites20155772
Total Cites20167437
Total Cites20177559
Total Cites20188412
Total Cites20199395
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 document19992.893
External Cites per document20002.813
External Cites per document20014.798
External Cites per document20024.881
External Cites per document20035.143
External Cites per document20046.092
External Cites per document20058.200
External Cites per document20067.151
External Cites per document20076.556
External Cites per document20087.100
External Cites per document20098.066
External Cites per document20108.338
External Cites per document20117.491
External Cites per document20126.321
External Cites per document20137.068
External Cites per document20147.095
External Cites per document20158.224
External Cites per document201610.207
External Cites per document201710.540
External Cites per document201811.498
External Cites per document201913.047
Cites per document19993.062
Cites per document20003.024
Cites per document20015.026
Cites per document20025.015
Cites per document20035.295
Cites per document20046.202
Cites per document20058.291
Cites per document20067.293
Cites per document20076.714
Cites per document20087.263
Cites per document20098.120
Cites per document20108.423
Cites per document20117.616
Cites per document20126.485
Cites per document20137.331
Cites per document20147.292
Cites per document20158.501
Cites per document201610.701
Cites per document201710.876
Cites per document201811.765
Cites per document201913.289
% 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 documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20028
Non-citable documents200320
Non-citable documents200430
Non-citable documents200528
Non-citable documents200628
Non-citable documents200733
Non-citable documents200838
Non-citable documents200937
Non-citable documents201034
Non-citable documents201133
Non-citable documents201232
Non-citable documents201332
Non-citable documents201437
Non-citable documents201536
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201726
Non-citable documents201826
Non-citable documents201925
Citable documents1999450
Citable documents2000455
Citable documents2001540
Citable documents2002612
Citable documents2003594
Citable documents2004511
Citable documents2005454
Citable documents2006502
Citable documents2007595
Citable documents2008608
Citable documents2009576
Citable documents2010482
Citable documents2011438
Citable documents2012443
Citable documents2013502
Citable documents2014664
Citable documents2015679
Citable documents2016695
Citable documents2017695
Citable documents2018715
Citable documents2019707
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 documents1999114
Uncited documents2000118
Uncited documents2001110
Uncited documents2002130
Uncited documents2003122
Uncited documents200491
Uncited documents200574
Uncited documents200687
Uncited documents2007111
Uncited documents2008117
Uncited documents200986
Uncited documents201076
Uncited documents201170
Uncited documents201282
Uncited documents201377
Uncited documents201499
Uncited documents201586
Uncited documents201667
Uncited documents201768
Uncited documents201855
Uncited documents201968
Cited documents1999337
Cited documents2000337
Cited documents2001430
Cited documents2002490
Cited documents2003492
Cited documents2004450
Cited documents2005408
Cited documents2006443
Cited documents2007517
Cited documents2008529
Cited documents2009527
Cited documents2010440
Cited documents2011401
Cited documents2012393
Cited documents2013457
Cited documents2014602
Cited documents2015629
Cited documents2016661
Cited documents2017653
Cited documents2018686
Cited documents2019664
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