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Automatica is a leading archival publication in the field of systems and control. The field encompasses today a broad set of areas and topics, and is thriving not only within itself but also in terms of its impact on other fields, such as communications, computers, biology, energy and economics. Since its inception in 1963, Automatica has kept abreast with the evolution of the field over the years, and has emerged as a leading publication driving the trends in the field. After being founded in 1963, Automatica became a journal of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in 1969. It features a characteristic blend of theoretical and applied papers of archival, lasting value, reporting cutting edge research results by authors across the globe. It features articles in distinct categories, including regular, brief and survey papers, technical communiqués, correspondence items, as well as reviews on published books of interest to the readership. It occasionally publishes special issues on emerging new topics or established mature topics of interest to a broad audience. Automatica solicits original high-quality contributions in all the categories listed above, and in all areas of systems and control interpreted in a broad sense and evolving constantly. They may be submitted directly to a subject editor or to the Editor-in-Chief if not sure about the subject area. Editorial procedures in place assure careful, fair, and prompt handling of all submitted articles. Accepted papers appear in the journal in the shortest time feasible given production time constraints. 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 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
Control and Systems Engineering2018Q1
Control and Systems Engineering2019Q1
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)19990.957
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.736
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.264
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.728
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20033.143
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20043.223
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.482
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.853
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.653
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.416
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.339
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.534
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.120
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.834
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.255
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.837
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.930
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20167.001
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.379
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.655
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20198.490
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.957
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.609
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.181
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.887
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.897
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.497
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.950
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.406
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20085.058
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.992
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.311
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.847
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.721
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.378
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.243
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.614
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.140
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.076
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.364
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20198.089
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.743
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.422
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.117
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.404
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.584
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.652
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.320
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.694
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.719
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.474
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.628
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.729
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.669
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.545
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.390
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.572
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.440
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.483
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.696
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20197.228
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 Cites2003101
Self Cites2004108
Self Cites2005188
Self Cites2006151
Self Cites2007157
Self Cites2008240
Self Cites2009312
Self Cites2010269
Self Cites2011339
Self Cites2012344
Self Cites2013446
Self Cites2014391
Self Cites2015488
Self Cites2016524
Self Cites2017557
Self Cites2018659
Self Cites2019632
Total Cites1999595
Total Cites20001007
Total Cites20011239
Total Cites20021608
Total Cites20031787
Total Cites20041880
Total Cites20052301
Total Cites20062587
Total Cites20073031
Total Cites20083515
Total Cites20094293
Total Cites20105407
Total Cites20116210
Total Cites20126949
Total Cites20136506
Total Cites20147448
Total Cites20157963
Total Cites20168875
Total Cites20179998
Total Cites201811384
Total Cites201911729
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 document19990.814
External Cites per document20001.457
External Cites per document20012.032
External Cites per document20022.552
External Cites per document20032.724
External Cites per document20042.730
External Cites per document20053.211
External Cites per document20063.719
External Cites per document20074.177
External Cites per document20084.712
External Cites per document20094.629
External Cites per document20105.047
External Cites per document20115.528
External Cites per document20126.388
External Cites per document20135.941
External Cites per document20145.915
External Cites per document20156.208
External Cites per document20166.718
External Cites per document20177.626
External Cites per document20187.880
External Cites per document20197.653
Cites per document19990.957
Cites per document20001.609
Cites per document20012.181
Cites per document20022.739
Cites per document20032.887
Cites per document20042.897
Cites per document20053.497
Cites per document20063.950
Cites per document20074.406
Cites per document20085.058
Cites per document20094.992
Cites per document20105.311
Cites per document20115.847
Cites per document20126.721
Cites per document20136.378
Cites per document20146.243
Cites per document20156.614
Cites per document20167.140
Cites per document20178.076
Cites per document20188.364
Cites per document20198.089
% 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 documents19993
Non-citable documents20001
Non-citable documents20016
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents200317
Non-citable documents200418
Non-citable documents200519
Non-citable documents200618
Non-citable documents200719
Non-citable documents200825
Non-citable documents200931
Non-citable documents201033
Non-citable documents201133
Non-citable documents201230
Non-citable documents201327
Non-citable documents201418
Non-citable documents201531
Non-citable documents201632
Non-citable documents201736
Non-citable documents201829
Non-citable documents201931
Citable documents1999622
Citable documents2000626
Citable documents2001568
Citable documents2002587
Citable documents2003619
Citable documents2004649
Citable documents2005658
Citable documents2006655
Citable documents2007688
Citable documents2008695
Citable documents2009860
Citable documents20101018
Citable documents20111062
Citable documents20121034
Citable documents20131020
Citable documents20141193
Citable documents20151204
Citable documents20161243
Citable documents20171238
Citable documents20181361
Citable documents20191450
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 documents2003191
Uncited documents2004189
Uncited documents2005155
Uncited documents2006131
Uncited documents2007134
Uncited documents2008124
Uncited documents2009159
Uncited documents2010172
Uncited documents2011166
Uncited documents2012157
Uncited documents2013182
Uncited documents2014172
Uncited documents2015174
Uncited documents2016197
Uncited documents2017169
Uncited documents2018149
Uncited documents2019179
Cited documents1999293
Cited documents2000355
Cited documents2001361
Cited documents2002402
Cited documents2003445
Cited documents2004478
Cited documents2005522
Cited documents2006542
Cited documents2007573
Cited documents2008596
Cited documents2009732
Cited documents2010879
Cited documents2011929
Cited documents2012907
Cited documents2013865
Cited documents20141039
Cited documents20151061
Cited documents20161078
Cited documents20171105
Cited documents20181241
Cited documents20191302
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