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The Computer Journal is one of the longest-established journals serving all branches of the academic computer science community. It is currently published in four sections:

Section A: Computer Science Theory, Methods and Tools
(Section editor: Professor Iain Stewart, Durham University, UK)

Section A has as its primary focus the theory and methodologies that are central to computer science. The section welcomes contributions from across this spectrum as well as papers involving the novel application of theoretical research or the adaptation of established methodologies to computational problems in other domains or within software tools. Thematic areas include but are not restricted to: algorithms and complexity; computational logic; formal methods; heuristic search; mathematics of computing; models of computation and unconventional computing; programming languages and semantics; and software engineering.

Section B: Computer and Communications Networks and Systems
(Section editor: Professor Alan Marshall, University of Liverpool, UK)

Section B focuses on new theories, ideas and developments in computer and communications networks and related systems. The section seeks high-quality papers reporting new concepts, analyses and experimental results in areas including, but not limited to: network architectures and protocols, traffic engineering, resource management and quality of service, network monitoring and traffic measurements, wireless networks, personal and body area networks, vehicular networks, content and service-centric networking, energy efficient/green networking, opportunistic and cognitive networks, and networking in extreme/harsh environments.

Section C: Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Analytics
(Section editor: Professor Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby and Goldsmiths University of London, UK)

Section C provides solutions and addresses challenging problems in such areas as data mining, image and signal processing, knowledge-based systems and the semantic web. Further thematic areas covered in this section include computational science, pattern recognition, computer vision, speech processing, machine intelligence and reasoning, web science, information retrieval, and emerging application domains in big data, e-science and u-science. It welcomes submissions with new methodology that is very extensively evaluated, and showing strong and significant results.

Section D: Security in Computer Systems and Networks
(Section editor: Professor Chris Mitchell, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

The main focus of Section D is the provision of security and privacy in computer systems and networks. Contributions are welcome across all the main areas of information security and privacy, including, but not limited to: cryptography and cryptanalysis; security protocol design and analysis; intrusion detection systems and techniques; computer system security; hardware and embedded system security issues; user authentication techniques and systems.


Year Impact Factor Si: Computer Science, Information Systems Si: Computer Science, Software Engineering Si: Computer Science, Theory & Methods Si: Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture
2015 1.000 85 out of 143 53 out of 106 53 out of 105 27 out of 51
2014 0.787 92 out of 139 66 out of 104 61 out of 102 29 out of 50
2013 0.888 82 out of 135 59 out of 105 44 out of 102 27 out of 50
2012 0.755 80 out of 132 69 out of 105 56 out of 100 33 out of 50
2011 0.785 83 out of 133 60 out of 103 45 out of 99 30 out of 50
2010 1.327 54 out of 126 30 out of 99 34 out of 97 15 out of 48
2009 1.394 50 out of 116 36 out of 93 17 out of 49
2008 1.000 57 out of 99 47 out of 86 25 out of 45
2007 0.880 41 out of 92 39 out of 84 20 out of 45
2006 0.593 63 out of 87 55 out of 82 26 out of 44

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

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