5 Year Impact Factor & Ranking

3.6 2.7 1.8 0.9 3.572 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 3.572 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  • 1 103
    #23
  • 1 102
    #26
  • 1 104
    #24
  • 1 101
    #25
  • 1 105
    #30
  • 1 103
    #27
  • 1 105
    #29
  • 1 106
    #29
  • 1 107
    #31
  • 1 106
    #30

About 5 Year Impact Factor & Ranking

Impact Factor based on 5 years of history. Copyright Clarivate Analytics.

Metrics

Year I.F. Computer science, software engineering Computer science, theory & methods
2021 3.572 31/107 30/106
2020 29/105 29/106
2019 30/105 27/103
2018 24/104 25/101
2017 23/103 26/102

Definition

Impact Factor

A base of five years may be more appropriate for journals in certain fields because the body of citations may not be large enough to make reasonable comparisons, or it may take longer than two years to publish and distribute leading to a longer period before others cite the work.

Actual value is intentionally only displayed for the most recent year. Earlier values are available in the Journal Citation Reports from Clarivate Analytics.

ISI ranking

Journals are often ranked by Impact Factor in an appropriate Clarivate Analytics subject category. As there are now two Impact Factors published – two-year and five-year Impact Factors – this rank may differ, so care is needed when assessing these ranked lists to understand which of the two metrics is being used. In addition, journals can be categorized in multiple subject categories, giving them different ranks for each subject. Consequently, a rank should always be in context to the subject category.