IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

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IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
DisciplineElectrical engineering, Computer science, communications
Edited byMuriel Médard
Publication details
Former name(s)
IRE Transactions on Information Theory
2.501 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory
MathSciNetIEEE Trans. Inform. Theory
ISSN0018-9448 (print)
1557-9654 (web)
OCLC no.1752552

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 Muriel Médard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). As of 2007, the journal allows the posting of preprints on arXiv.[1]

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. S2CID 8572274.

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