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IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorialsopen access


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IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials is an online journal published by the IEEE Communications Society for tutorials and surveys covering all aspects of the communications field. Telecommunications technology is progressing at a rapid pace, and the IEEE Communications Society is committed to providing researchers and other professionals the information and tools to stay abreast. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials focuses on integrating and adding understanding to the existing literature on communications, putting results in context. Whether searching for in-depth information about a familiar area or an introduction into a new area, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials aims to be the premier source of peer-reviewed, comprehensive tutorials and surveys, and pointers to further sources. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials publishes only articles exclusively written for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials and go through a rigorous review process before their publication in the quarterly issues. A tutorial article in the IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials should be designed to help the reader to become familiar with and learn something specific about a chosen topic. In contrast, the term survey, as applied here, is defined to mean a survey of the literature. A survey article in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials should provide a comprehensive review of developments in a selected area, covering its development from its inception to its current state and beyond, and illustrating its development through liberal citations from the literature. Both tutorials and surveys should be tutorial in nature and should be written in a style comprehensible to readers outside the specialty of the article. 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.

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
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2020Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2021Q1
Electrical and Electronic Engineering2022Q1

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)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20067.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20077.500
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20088.519
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20098.975
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201010.278
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201112.513
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201214.541
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201316.359
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201416.025
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201519.978
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201625.019
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201729.752
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201835.462
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201940.180
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202037.967
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202141.954
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202242.541
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20067.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20077.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20088.519
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20096.431
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201010.038
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201112.905
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201215.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201312.920
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201416.458
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201519.471
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201626.346
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201729.366
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201835.450
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201938.003
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202037.459
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202141.026
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202243.954
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20050.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20067.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20077.500
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20085.432
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20095.604
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201010.300
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201113.642
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201313.019
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201414.920
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201520.171
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201624.689
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201727.014
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201831.230
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201935.423
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202033.937
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202141.791
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202241.045
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 Cites20050
Self Cites20065
Self Cites20073
Self Cites20085
Self Cites20096
Self Cites201027
Self Cites201162
Self Cites201256
Self Cites201360
Self Cites2014116
Self Cites2015179
Self Cites2016333
Self Cites2017445
Self Cites2018466
Self Cites2019447
Self Cites2020326
Self Cites2021300
Self Cites2022388
Total Cites20050
Total Cites2006105
Total Cites2007240
Total Cites2008443
Total Cites2009418
Total Cites2010803
Total Cites20111226
Total Cites20121642
Total Cites20131783
Total Cites20143341
Total Cites20155335
Total Cites20168220
Total Cites20179632
Total Cites201811734
Total Cites201913491
Total Cites202013785
Total Cites202114154
Total Cites202213450
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 document20050
External Cites per document20066.667
External Cites per document20077.406
External Cites per document20088.423
External Cites per document20096.338
External Cites per document20109.700
External Cites per document201112.253
External Cites per document201214.822
External Cites per document201312.486
External Cites per document201415.887
External Cites per document201518.818
External Cites per document201625.279
External Cites per document201728.009
External Cites per document201834.042
External Cites per document201936.744
External Cites per document202036.573
External Cites per document202140.157
External Cites per document202242.686
Cites per document20050.000
Cites per document20067.000
Cites per document20077.500
Cites per document20088.519
Cites per document20096.431
Cites per document201010.038
Cites per document201112.905
Cites per document201215.346
Cites per document201312.920
Cites per document201416.458
Cites per document201519.471
Cites per document201626.346
Cites per document201729.366
Cites per document201835.450
Cites per document201938.003
Cites per document202037.459
Cites per document202141.026
Cites per document202243.954
% 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 documents20050
Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20097
Non-citable documents20108
Non-citable documents201111
Non-citable documents20128
Non-citable documents201311
Non-citable documents201411
Non-citable documents201512
Non-citable documents201610
Non-citable documents201710
Non-citable documents20187
Non-citable documents20197
Non-citable documents20208
Non-citable documents20219
Non-citable documents20229
Citable documents20050
Citable documents200615
Citable documents200732
Citable documents200852
Citable documents200958
Citable documents201072
Citable documents201184
Citable documents201299
Citable documents2013127
Citable documents2014192
Citable documents2015262
Citable documents2016302
Citable documents2017318
Citable documents2018324
Citable documents2019348
Citable documents2020360
Citable documents2021336
Citable documents2022297
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 documents20050
Uncited documents20063
Uncited documents20075
Uncited documents20087
Uncited documents200911
Uncited documents201011
Uncited documents201116
Uncited documents201212
Uncited documents201315
Uncited documents201418
Uncited documents201517
Uncited documents201615
Uncited documents201718
Uncited documents201816
Uncited documents201914
Uncited documents202014
Uncited documents202110
Uncited documents202212
Cited documents20050
Cited documents200612
Cited documents200727
Cited documents200845
Cited documents200954
Cited documents201069
Cited documents201179
Cited documents201295
Cited documents2013123
Cited documents2014185
Cited documents2015257
Cited documents2016297
Cited documents2017310
Cited documents2018315
Cited documents2019341
Cited documents2020354
Cited documents2021335
Cited documents2022294
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