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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.


YearImpact FactorSi: Computer Science, Hardware & ArchitectureSi: Computer Science, Information SystemsSi: Computer Science, Software EngineeringSi: Computer Science, Theory & Methods
20140.78729 out of 5092 out of 13966 out of 10461 out of 102
20130.88827 out of 5082 out of 13559 out of 10544 out of 102
20120.75533 out of 5080 out of 13269 out of 10556 out of 100
20110.78530 out of 5083 out of 13360 out of 10345 out of 99
20101.32715 out of 4854 out of 12630 out of 9934 out of 97
20091.39417 out of 4950 out of 11636 out of 93
20081.00025 out of 4557 out of 9947 out of 86
20070.88020 out of 4541 out of 9239 out of 84
20060.59326 out of 4463 out of 8755 out of 82

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

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