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Digital Communications and Networks

Digital Communications and Networks publishes rigorously peer-reviewed, high quality original articles and authoritative reviews that focus on communication systems and networks. All articles are published fully Open Access on ScienceDirect. The journal is indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Scopus.

Conference papers may be accepted if they have been substantially extended. Special issues of the journal that focus on a particular aspect of the field are also occasionally published.

Special areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • AI-Driven Communications and Networks
  • Big Data Networking and Applications
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Cellular Communications and Networks
  • Coding and Information Theory
  • Communications and Networking Standards
  • Consumer Communications and Networking
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Edge, Fog, and Cloud Computing and Networks
  • Future Internet Architecture, Protocols, and Applications
  • Green Communications
  • Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Communications and Networking Systems
  • Network, Service, and Applications Management
  • Optical Communications and Networking
  • Pervasive Computing and Networking
  • Quantum Computing, Communications, and Information
  • Satellite Communications and Networking in Space
  • Trust, Security, and Privacy Protocols
  • Unified Communications, Computing, and Control
  • Vehicular Communications and Networks
  • Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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Honorary Editor: Hequan Wu
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Journal Metrics
CiteScore: 12.6
2020: 12.6
CiteScore measures the average citations received per peer-reviewed document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a range of four years (e.g. 2017-2020) to peer-reviewed documents (articles, reviews, conference papers, data papers and book chapters) published in the same four calendar years, divided by the number of these documents in these same four years (e.g. 2017–2020).
Journal Citation Reports (Scopus, 2021)
Impact Factor: 6.797
Impact Factor:
2020: 6.797
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.918
Five-Year Impact Factor:
2020: 4.918
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2020 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.136
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
2019: 3.136
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.082
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
2019: 1.082
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Imprint: KeAi
ISSN: 2352-8648
Special issues published in Digital Communications and Networks.
Advances in Big Data Volume 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Latest impact factor 6.797
Congratulations to the editorial team!
Digital Communications and Networks 2019 Impact Factor Released: 5.382
Many thanks to all of the editors, reviewers, and authors for their commitment to the journal!
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