Library Update for the School of Informatics

Friday, May 11, 2007

Citations to IEEE Journals Continue to Climb

Each year, the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson ISI examine the impact of academic journals by determining how often journals' articles are cited by later research. The JCR is available to University members via out WoK subscription (login with your EASE username and password, either on or off campus).

The 2005 study, released in June 2006, shows that IEEE journals maintain a healthy and growing lead in their field. The JCR ranks journals by their impact factor, defined as the average number of times articles published in a specific journal in the previous two years were cited in a particular year.

According to the JCR, IEEE publishes:

  • 18 of the top 20 journals in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 9 of the top 10 journals in Telecommunications (up from 7 in 2004)
  • 7 of top 10 journals in Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture
  • 8 of top 20 journals in Computer Science, Information Systems
  • 8 of top 20 journals in Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • and high-ranking journals in several additional fields of technology
According to Thomson ISI, the JCR "presents quantifiable statistical data that provides a systematic, objective way to evaluate the world's leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community." See http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/journmag/journalcitations.html for the full article.

IEEE publications are availble via our IEL subscription (a subscription to the IEEE/IET Electronic Library includes full-text access to all IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines; IEEE conference proceedings; IET journals and conference proceedings; and all current IEEE standards) and can be access via the IEEXplore platform (login with your EASE username and password, either on or off campus).

Sarah Kelly
Liaison Librarian

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