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IEEE Robotics and Automation Lettersopen access


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 Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) publishes peer-reviewed articles that provide a timely and concise account of innovative research ideas and application results, reporting significant theoretical findings and application case studies in areas of robotics and automation. 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.

Artificial Intelligence2019Q1
Artificial Intelligence2020Q1
Biomedical Engineering2019Q1
Biomedical Engineering2020Q1
Computer Science Applications2019Q1
Computer Science Applications2020Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2019Q1
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition2020Q1
Control and Optimization2019Q1
Control and Optimization2020Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2020Q1
Human-Computer Interaction2019Q1
Human-Computer Interaction2020Q1
Mechanical Engineering2019Q1
Mechanical Engineering2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.038
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.499
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20196.367
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20206.636
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.499
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.367
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20206.722
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.038
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20185.499
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.270
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20206.536
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 Cites20160
Self Cites201748
Self Cites2018225
Self Cites2019404
Self Cites2020737
Total Cites20160
Total Cites2017638
Total Cites20182546
Total Cites20196609
Total Cites20209565
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 document20160
External Cites per document20173.758
External Cites per document20185.035
External Cites per document20196.007
External Cites per document20206.221
Cites per document20160.000
Cites per document20174.038
Cites per document20185.499
Cites per document20196.367
Cites per document20206.722
% 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 documents20160
Non-citable documents20171
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20195
Non-citable documents20204
Citable documents20160
Citable documents2017157
Citable documents2018461
Citable documents20191033
Citable documents20201419
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 documents20160
Uncited documents201722
Uncited documents201842
Uncited documents201988
Uncited documents2020145
Cited documents20160
Cited documents2017136
Cited documents2018421
Cited documents2019950
Cited documents20201278
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