IEEE continued to lead in technical journal citations, confirming the confidence researchers have in IEEE publications.
IEEE Journals Cited Three Times More Often
IEEE published seven number one technical journals in the categories of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications, Automation and Control Systems, Computer Science (Software, Hardware, and Artificial Intelligence), and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the 2010 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (JCR), released June 2011. IEEE was among nearly 2,500 publishers from 84 countries included in the JCR report, the largest to date. The JCR, which ranks the frequency of journal citations in research, also reported that IEEE published 16 of the top 20 journals in electrical and electronic engineering, 8 of the top 10 journals in telecommunications, and 6 of the top 10 journals in computer science, hardware, and architecture.
Patents build on earlier scientific findings—and the foundation for Patents comes from scientific literature. 1790 Analytics LLC, a market research firm specializing in patent analysis and intellectual property, reported that the leading 25 organizations granted the highest number of patents between 1997 and 2011 cited IEEE journals and conference proceedings over three times more often than any of the other top 20 publishers.
The report revealed that IEEE journals and conference proceedings received over 154,000 patent citations and showed that referencing to IEEE papers in patents has increased 546% since 1997. (Source: 1790 Analytics LLC, Copyright 2012)