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IEEE Wireless Communications Letters


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

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IEEE Wireless Communications Letters publishes short papers in a rapid publication cycle on advances in the state-of-the-art of wireless communications. 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 wireless 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.

Control and Systems Engineering2013Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2014Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2015Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2016Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2017Q2
Control and Systems Engineering2018Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q1
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
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q2
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1

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)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20132.420
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20142.668
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20152.794
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20163.297
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20173.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.660
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.467
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20132.420
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20142.668
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20152.794
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20163.233
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20173.784
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.569
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.790
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20132.420
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20142.668
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20152.471
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.333
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.698
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.567
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.183
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 Cites20120
Self Cites201316
Self Cites201433
Self Cites201521
Self Cites201637
Self Cites201751
Self Cites201861
Self Cites2019109
Total Cites20120
Total Cites2013392
Total Cites2014883
Total Cites20151372
Total Cites20161623
Total Cites20171907
Total Cites20182531
Total Cites20193775
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 document20120
External Cites per document20132.321
External Cites per document20142.568
External Cites per document20152.752
External Cites per document20163.159
External Cites per document20173.683
External Cites per document20184.458
External Cites per document20195.623
Cites per document20120.000
Cites per document20132.420
Cites per document20142.668
Cites per document20152.794
Cites per document20163.233
Cites per document20173.784
Cites per document20184.569
Cites per document20195.790
% 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 documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents20175
Non-citable documents20184
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents20120
Citable documents2013162
Citable documents2014331
Citable documents2015491
Citable documents2016502
Citable documents2017504
Citable documents2018554
Citable documents2019652
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 documents20120
Uncited documents201338
Uncited documents201480
Uncited documents2015134
Uncited documents2016124
Uncited documents2017116
Uncited documents2018109
Uncited documents2019109
Cited documents20120
Cited documents2013124
Cited documents2014252
Cited documents2015359
Cited documents2016382
Cited documents2017393
Cited documents2018449
Cited documents2019546
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