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IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the IEEE Information Theory Society. It covers information theory and the mathematics of communications. It was established in 1953 as IRE Transactions on Information Theory. The editor-in-chief is Prakash Narayan (University of Maryland, College Park). As of 2007, the journal allows the posting of preprints on arXiv.[1]

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  
Discipline Electrical engineering, Computer science, communications
Language English
Edited by Prakash Narayan
Publication details
Former name(s)
IRE Transactions on Information Theory
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
Standard abbreviations
IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory
IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
ISSN 0018-9448 (print)
1557-9654 (web)
LCCN 58035217
OCLC no. 1752552


According to Jack van Lint it is the leading research journal in the whole field of coding theory.[2] A 2006 study using the PageRank network analysis algorithm found that, among hundreds of computer science-related journals, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory had the highest ranking and was thus deemed the most prestigious. ACM Computing Surveys, with the highest impact factor, was deemed the most popular.[3]


  1. ^ "ArXiV FAQ". 
  2. ^ van Lint, J.H. (1998). Introduction to Coding Theory (3rd ed.). Springer. 
  3. ^ Johan Bollen, Marko A. Rodriquez and Herbert Van de Sompel (December 2006). "Journal status". Scientometrics. 69 (3): 669–687. arXiv:cs.GL/0601030 . doi:10.1007/s11192-006-0176-z. 

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