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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, De Montfort University, 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.


YearImpact FactorSi: Computer Science, Software EngineeringSi: Computer Science, Information SystemsSi: Computer Science, Hardware & ArchitectureSi: Computer Science, Theory & Methods
20130.88859 out of 10582 out of 13527 out of 5044 out of 102
20120.75569 out of 10580 out of 13233 out of 5056 out of 100
20110.78560 out of 10383 out of 13330 out of 5045 out of 99
20101.32730 out of 9954 out of 12615 out of 4834 out of 97
20091.39436 out of 9350 out of 11617 out of 49
20081.00047 out of 8657 out of 9925 out of 45
20070.88039 out of 8441 out of 9220 out of 45
20060.59355 out of 8263 out of 8726 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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