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Country United Kingdom  - SIR icon SIR Ranking of United Kingdom
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Control and Systems Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Publication typeJournals
Scope Automatica publishes papers on original theoretical and experimental research and development in the control of systems, involving all facets of automatic control theory and its applications. Preferably, theoretical papers should include applications; papers dealing with components and systems should include theoretical background and, where appropriate, economic implications.It is intended to publish only those papers, including those based on IFAC meeting presentations, which may be regarded as new, worthwhile contributions in this field. Papers should be intelligible to the general body of control engineers, which requires that specialized techniques, terminology and acronyms be well defined and/or referenced.


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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.

Control and Systems Engineering1999Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2000Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2001Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2002Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2003Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2004Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2005Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2006Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2007Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2008Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2009Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2010Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2011Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2012Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2013Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2014Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2015Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2016Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2017Q1
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

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)19990.950
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.718
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.239
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.699
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.733
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.949
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.443
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.705
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.538
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.266
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.058
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.800
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.216
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.764
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.806
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.819
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20177.820
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.598
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.705
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.498
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.665
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.456
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.286
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.928
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.253
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.685
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.330
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.193
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.468
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20166.946
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20177.519
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.410
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.079
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.362
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.225
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.425
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.295
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.569
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.617
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.455
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.571
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.612
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.497
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.369
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.518
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.288
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.228
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.032
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 Cites199989
Self Cites200095
Self Cites200185
Self Cites2002110
Self Cites2003100
Self Cites2004108
Self Cites2005188
Self Cites2006151
Self Cites2007158
Self Cites2008240
Self Cites2009312
Self Cites2010269
Self Cites2011339
Self Cites2012344
Self Cites2013446
Self Cites2014391
Self Cites2015488
Self Cites2016524
Self Cites2017557
Total Cites1999594
Total Cites20001002
Total Cites20011234
Total Cites20021607
Total Cites20031571
Total Cites20041748
Total Cites20052295
Total Cites20062517
Total Cites20072979
Total Cites20083563
Total Cites20094273
Total Cites20105369
Total Cites20116184
Total Cites20126946
Total Cites20136501
Total Cites20147419
Total Cites20157904
Total Cites20168766
Total Cites20179444
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 document19990.808
External Cites per document20001.447
External Cites per document20012.002
External Cites per document20022.520
External Cites per document20032.339
External Cites per document20042.500
External Cites per document20053.173
External Cites per document20063.579
External Cites per document20074.059
External Cites per document20084.720
External Cites per document20094.569
External Cites per document20104.990
External Cites per document20115.478
External Cites per document20126.354
External Cites per document20135.896
External Cites per document20145.866
External Cites per document20156.069
External Cites per document20166.531
External Cites per document20177.076
Cites per document19990.950
Cites per document20001.598
Cites per document20012.150
Cites per document20022.705
Cites per document20032.498
Cites per document20042.665
Cites per document20053.456
Cites per document20063.808
Cites per document20074.286
Cites per document20085.061
Cites per document20094.928
Cites per document20105.253
Cites per document20115.796
Cites per document20126.685
Cites per document20136.330
Cites per document20146.193
Cites per document20156.468
Cites per document20166.946
Cites per document20177.519
% 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 documents19990
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20010
Non-citable documents20022
Non-citable documents20037
Non-citable documents200411
Non-citable documents200513
Non-citable documents200612
Non-citable documents200715
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200928
Non-citable documents201030
Non-citable documents201128
Non-citable documents201225
Non-citable documents201320
Non-citable documents201413
Non-citable documents201514
Non-citable documents201614
Non-citable documents201719
Citable documents1999625
Citable documents2000627
Citable documents2001574
Citable documents2002594
Citable documents2003629
Citable documents2004656
Citable documents2005664
Citable documents2006661
Citable documents2007695
Citable documents2008704
Citable documents2009867
Citable documents20101022
Citable documents20111067
Citable documents20121039
Citable documents20131027
Citable documents20141198
Citable documents20151222
Citable documents20161262
Citable documents20171256
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 documents1999332
Uncited documents2000272
Uncited documents2001213
Uncited documents2002194
Uncited documents2003204
Uncited documents2004203
Uncited documents2005156
Uncited documents2006135
Uncited documents2007141
Uncited documents2008126
Uncited documents2009162
Uncited documents2010174
Uncited documents2011166
Uncited documents2012155
Uncited documents2013183
Uncited documents2014175
Uncited documents2015175
Uncited documents2016204
Uncited documents2017179
Cited documents1999293
Cited documents2000355
Cited documents2001361
Cited documents2002402
Cited documents2003432
Cited documents2004464
Cited documents2005521
Cited documents2006538
Cited documents2007569
Cited documents2008598
Cited documents2009733
Cited documents2010878
Cited documents2011929
Cited documents2012909
Cited documents2013864
Cited documents20141036
Cited documents20151061
Cited documents20161072
Cited documents20171096
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