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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
Control and Systems Engineering2018Q1
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

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)19990.953
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20001.730
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20012.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20022.726
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20032.770
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20042.992
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20053.475
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20063.676
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20074.408
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20085.245
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20095.108
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20105.539
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20116.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20126.782
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20137.213
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20146.823
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20156.916
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20166.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20178.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20188.753
Cites / Doc. (3 years)19990.953
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20001.604
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20012.174
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20022.739
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20032.543
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20042.691
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20053.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20063.761
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20074.167
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20084.886
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20094.796
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20105.321
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20115.831
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20126.684
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20136.386
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20146.229
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20156.592
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20167.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20178.010
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20188.477
Cites / Doc. (2 years)19990.739
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20001.418
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20012.112
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20022.407
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20032.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20042.444
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20053.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20063.527
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20073.521
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20084.309
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20094.475
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20104.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20115.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20125.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20135.397
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20145.559
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20156.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20166.403
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20177.433
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20187.784
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 Cites2007158
Self Cites2008211
Self Cites2009300
Self Cites2010252
Self Cites2011328
Self Cites2012341
Self Cites2013446
Self Cites2014391
Self Cites2015488
Self Cites2016524
Self Cites2017557
Self Cites2018659
Total Cites1999594
Total Cites20001006
Total Cites20011237
Total Cites20021608
Total Cites20031574
Total Cites20041752
Total Cites20052302
Total Cites20062482
Total Cites20072888
Total Cites20083430
Total Cites20093971
Total Cites20105167
Total Cites20115907
Total Cites20126824
Total Cites20136514
Total Cites20147437
Total Cites20157963
Total Cites20168866
Total Cites20179940
Total Cites201811537
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 document19990.811
External Cites per document20001.453
External Cites per document20012.025
External Cites per document20022.552
External Cites per document20032.380
External Cites per document20042.525
External Cites per document20053.203
External Cites per document20063.532
External Cites per document20073.939
External Cites per document20084.585
External Cites per document20094.434
External Cites per document20105.062
External Cites per document20115.507
External Cites per document20126.350
External Cites per document20135.949
External Cites per document20145.901
External Cites per document20156.188
External Cites per document20166.690
External Cites per document20177.561
External Cites per document20187.993
Cites per document19990.953
Cites per document20001.604
Cites per document20012.174
Cites per document20022.739
Cites per document20032.543
Cites per document20042.691
Cites per document20053.488
Cites per document20063.761
Cites per document20074.167
Cites per document20084.886
Cites per document20094.796
Cites per document20105.321
Cites per document20115.831
Cites per document20126.684
Cites per document20136.386
Cites per document20146.229
Cites per document20156.592
Cites per document20167.110
Cites per document20178.010
Cites per document20188.477
% 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 documents19992
Non-citable documents20000
Non-citable documents20015
Non-citable documents20029
Non-citable documents200317
Non-citable documents200416
Non-citable documents200517
Non-citable documents200613
Non-citable documents200716
Non-citable documents200820
Non-citable documents200927
Non-citable documents201029
Non-citable documents201131
Non-citable documents201230
Non-citable documents201327
Non-citable documents201417
Non-citable documents201526
Non-citable documents201627
Non-citable documents201732
Non-citable documents201830
Citable documents1999623
Citable documents2000627
Citable documents2001569
Citable documents2002587
Citable documents2003619
Citable documents2004651
Citable documents2005660
Citable documents2006660
Citable documents2007693
Citable documents2008702
Citable documents2009828
Citable documents2010971
Citable documents20111013
Citable documents20121021
Citable documents20131020
Citable documents20141194
Citable documents20151208
Citable documents20161247
Citable documents20171241
Citable documents20181361
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 documents2005155
Uncited documents2006136
Uncited documents2007148
Uncited documents2008127
Uncited documents2009161
Uncited documents2010162
Uncited documents2011157
Uncited documents2012152
Uncited documents2013182
Uncited documents2014173
Uncited documents2015173
Uncited documents2016197
Uncited documents2017170
Uncited documents2018145
Cited documents1999293
Cited documents2000355
Cited documents2001361
Cited documents2002402
Cited documents2003432
Cited documents2004464
Cited documents2005522
Cited documents2006537
Cited documents2007561
Cited documents2008595
Cited documents2009694
Cited documents2010838
Cited documents2011887
Cited documents2012899
Cited documents2013865
Cited documents20141038
Cited documents20151061
Cited documents20161077
Cited documents20171103
Cited documents20181246
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