ACM journals shine in latest impact factor release

Association for Computing Machinery

The journals of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, demonstrated strong performance in the latest Journal Citation Report from Clarivate Analytics, released on June 28, 2022. Of the 36 ACM journals indexed in the JCR, 32 saw impact factor increases in the latest release. 12 ACM titles are in the first quartile in one or more JCR subject categories.

Flagship title Communications of the ACM excelled across its categories, receiving an impact factor of 14.065, placing it first of 110 journals in the Computer Science, Software Engineering category, second of 55 in the Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture category, and fifth of 109 in the Computer Science, Theory & Methods category.

Other highlights include ACM Computing Surveys with an impact factor of 14.324, a 39% increase over the previous year’s 10.282 and placing it third out of 109 journals in the Computer Science, Theory & Methods category. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology more than doubled, with an impact factor of 10.489, placing it 13th of 145 journals in the Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence category and 36th of 163 in the Computer Science, Information Systems category. ACM Transactions on Graphics increased its impact factor to 7.403, placing it 10th of 110 journals in the Computer Science, Software Engineering category.

ACM applauds the recent announcement from Clarivate that all journals in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), including 13 ACM titles, will receive impact factors in the 2023 JCR release. ACM journals indexed in ESCI include several titles from ACM’s innovative Proceedings of the ACM journal series, which publishes conference papers that have undergone a peer-review process comparable to that of traditional journals.

“We are proud of the latest JCR results, which are the product of the hard work and dedication of our journal editors, editorial boards, the ACM Publications Board and Committees, and our authors and reviewers,” commented ACM Director of Publications Scott Delman. “The high level of citation activity for our journals reflects the immense value of these publications to the researcher and practitioner communities. As ACM continues its journey to becoming a fully open access publisher, we anticipate that our journals will be read and cited even more widely going forward.”

About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

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