Scimago Journal & Country Rank

IEEE Transactions on Communications


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.



Publication type



00906778, 00961965


1963-1964, 1970-2020



How to publish in this journal


The IEEE Transactions on Communications publishes high-quality manuscripts on advances in the state-of-the-art of all telecommunications including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and television, by electromagnetic propagation including radio; wire; aerial; underground, coaxial, and submarine cables; waveguides, communication satellites, and lasers; in marine, aeronautical, space and fixed station services; repeaters, radio relaying, signal storage, and regeneration; telecommunication error detection and correction; multiplexing and carrier techniques; communication switching systems; data communications; and communication theory. 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.

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)19991.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.419
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.753
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20023.553
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.677
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20044.804
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20055.338
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20065.089
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.935
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20083.762
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20093.671
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20102.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20112.777
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20123.052
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.489
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.782
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.281
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20165.177
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20175.792
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20186.579
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19991.223
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.351
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20023.282
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20033.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20044.875
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20054.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20064.711
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20073.970
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20083.483
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20093.168
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20102.731
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20112.612
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20123.185
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.605
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.842
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.340
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20165.588
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20175.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20186.907
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.916
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19991.082
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.484
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20023.012
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20033.616
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20044.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20054.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.711
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.450
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20082.765
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20092.624
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20102.329
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20112.660
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20123.233
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.773
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20154.457
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20165.120
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20175.577
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20186.909
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.760
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 Cites199930
Self Cites200012
Self Cites2001218
Self Cites2002240
Self Cites2003210
Self Cites2004191
Self Cites2005219
Self Cites2006176
Self Cites2007163
Self Cites2008138
Self Cites2009237
Self Cites2010210
Self Cites2011213
Self Cites2012289
Self Cites2013371
Self Cites2014371
Self Cites2015445
Self Cites2016511
Self Cites2017494
Self Cites2018636
Self Cites2019799
Total Cites1999871
Total Cites2000990
Total Cites20012283
Total Cites20022501
Total Cites20032715
Total Cites20043242
Total Cites20053526
Total Cites20063472
Total Cites20073152
Total Cites20082786
Total Cites20092493
Total Cites20102728
Total Cites20112946
Total Cites20123946
Total Cites20134204
Total Cites20144679
Total Cites20155208
Total Cites20166695
Total Cites20176493
Total Cites20188344
Total Cites20198970
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 document19991.181
External Cites per document20001.334
External Cites per document20012.665
External Cites per document20022.967
External Cites per document20033.353
External Cites per document20044.588
External Cites per document20054.593
External Cites per document20064.472
External Cites per document20073.764
External Cites per document20083.310
External Cites per document20092.867
External Cites per document20102.521
External Cites per document20112.423
External Cites per document20122.952
External Cites per document20133.287
External Cites per document20143.537
External Cites per document20153.969
External Cites per document20165.162
External Cites per document20175.207
External Cites per document20186.381
External Cites per document20196.300
Cites per document19991.223
Cites per document20001.351
Cites per document20012.946
Cites per document20023.282
Cites per document20033.635
Cites per document20044.875
Cites per document20054.897
Cites per document20064.711
Cites per document20073.970
Cites per document20083.483
Cites per document20093.168
Cites per document20102.731
Cites per document20112.612
Cites per document20123.185
Cites per document20133.605
Cites per document20143.842
Cites per document20154.340
Cites per document20165.588
Cites per document20175.636
Cites per document20186.907
Cites per document20196.916
% 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 documents199910
Non-citable documents20007
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents200248
Non-citable documents200350
Non-citable documents2004124
Non-citable documents200597
Non-citable documents200697
Non-citable documents200729
Non-citable documents200816
Non-citable documents200913
Non-citable documents201010
Non-citable documents20117
Non-citable documents201210
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents201511
Non-citable documents201612
Non-citable documents201711
Non-citable documents201810
Non-citable documents20196
Citable documents1999712
Citable documents2000733
Citable documents2001775
Citable documents2002762
Citable documents2003747
Citable documents2004665
Citable documents2005720
Citable documents2006737
Citable documents2007794
Citable documents2008800
Citable documents2009787
Citable documents2010999
Citable documents20111128
Citable documents20121239
Citable documents20131166
Citable documents20141218
Citable documents20151200
Citable documents20161198
Citable documents20171152
Citable documents20181208
Citable documents20191297
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 documents1999423
Uncited documents2000373
Uncited documents2001294
Uncited documents2002260
Uncited documents2003239
Uncited documents2004231
Uncited documents2005208
Uncited documents2006221
Uncited documents2007201
Uncited documents2008244
Uncited documents2009247
Uncited documents2010331
Uncited documents2011364
Uncited documents2012337
Uncited documents2013296
Uncited documents2014277
Uncited documents2015275
Uncited documents2016231
Uncited documents2017210
Uncited documents2018142
Uncited documents2019165
Cited documents1999299
Cited documents2000367
Cited documents2001486
Cited documents2002550
Cited documents2003558
Cited documents2004558
Cited documents2005609
Cited documents2006613
Cited documents2007622
Cited documents2008572
Cited documents2009553
Cited documents2010678
Cited documents2011771
Cited documents2012912
Cited documents2013880
Cited documents2014951
Cited documents2015936
Cited documents2016979
Cited documents2017953
Cited documents20181076
Cited documents20191138
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