Best Computer Science Journals

The ranking of best journals for Computer Science was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 5,136 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 79,015 scientific documents published during the last three years by 8,912 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

0162-8828 , Monthly
Best Scientists 834 1158 Impact Score 37.80
2 IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

1057-7149 , Monthly
Best Scientists 678 1558 Impact Score 25.50
3 IEEE Access

IEEE Access

2169-3536
Best Scientists 1437 4567 Impact Score 25.20
4 IEEE Communications Magazine

IEEE Communications Magazine

0163-6804 , Monthly
Best Scientists 318 502 Impact Score 22.50
5 IEEE Internet of Things Journal

IEEE Internet of Things Journal

2327-4662 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 576 1625 Impact Score 22.40
6 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

1551-3203 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 423 801 Impact Score 21.90
7 Future Generation Computer Systems

Future Generation Computer Systems

0167-739X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 475 1027 Impact Score 21.30
8 Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

0031-3203 , Monthly
Best Scientists 542 879 Impact Score 20.70
9 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

2162-237X , Monthly
Best Scientists 555 1031 Impact Score 20.60
10 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials

1553-877X , Quarterly
Best Scientists 187 231 Impact Score 20.40
11 Information Sciences

Information Sciences

0020-0255 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 578 1156 Impact Score 19.30
12 ACM Computing Surveys

ACM Computing Surveys

0360-0300 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 299 258 Impact Score 18.60
13 ACM Transactions on Graphics

ACM Transactions on Graphics

0730-0301 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 226 561 Impact Score 17.90
14 IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

1520-9210 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 489 817 Impact Score 17.80
15 Neurocomputing

Neurocomputing

0925-2312 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 698 1421 Impact Score 17.60
16 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

0278-0062 , Monthly
Best Scientists 276 538 Impact Score 17.30
17 IEEE Wireless Communications

IEEE Wireless Communications

1536-1284 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 257 600 Impact Score 17.30
18 IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

1556-6013 , Monthly
Best Scientists 362 534 Impact Score 17.20
19 IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering

1041-4347 , Monthly
Best Scientists 570 910 Impact Score 16.80
20 IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

0018-9545 , Monthly
Best Scientists 400 1163 Impact Score 16.30
21 International Journal of Computer Vision

International Journal of Computer Vision

0920-5691 , Monthly
Best Scientists 413 400 Impact Score 16.00
22 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

1536-1233 , Monthly
Best Scientists 430 799 Impact Score 15.80
23 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

1077-2626 , Monthly
Best Scientists 303 795 Impact Score 15.50
24 IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

1524-9050 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 434 579 Impact Score 15.30
25 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

0196-2892 , Monthly
Best Scientists 231 943 Impact Score 15.10
26 Medical Image Analysis

Medical Image Analysis

1361-8415 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 230 413 Impact Score 14.80
27 IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

0733-8716 , Monthly
Best Scientists 301 431 Impact Score 14.40
28 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

1051-8215 , Monthly
Best Scientists 464 849 Impact Score 14.10
29 Information Fusion

Information Fusion

1566-2535 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 190 247 Impact Score 13.80
30 Expert Systems with Applications

Expert Systems with Applications

0957-4174 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 310 481 Impact Score 13.60
31 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking

1063-6692 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 346 575 Impact Score 13.50
32 Knowledge-Based Systems

Knowledge-Based Systems

0950-7051 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 327 633 Impact Score 13.20
33 Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment

Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment

2150-8097
Best Scientists 280 418 Impact Score 13.20
34 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

1939-1374 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 271 368 Impact Score 12.80
35 Communications of the ACM

Communications of the ACM

0001-0782 , Monthly
Best Scientists 315 253 Impact Score 12.50
36 Applied Soft Computing

Applied Soft Computing

1568-4946 , Monthly
Best Scientists 310 613 Impact Score 12.40
37 Journal of Network and Computer Applications

Journal of Network and Computer Applications

1084-8045 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 207 336 Impact Score 12.20
38 IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing

IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing

1545-5971 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 314 401 Impact Score 12.10
39 Journal of Machine Learning Research

Journal of Machine Learning Research

1532-4435 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 217 235 Impact Score 12.00
40 Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2307-387X
Best Scientists 128 131 Impact Score 12.00
41 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

0098-5589 , Monthly
Best Scientists 197 344 Impact Score 11.80
42 Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

2168-2194 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 280 338 Impact Score 11.60
43 Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics

1367-4803 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 227 445 Impact Score 11.60
44 IEEE Systems Journal

IEEE Systems Journal

1932-8184 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 255 412 Impact Score 11.50
45 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

1063-6706 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 166 412 Impact Score 11.50
46 Neural Computing and Applications

Neural Computing and Applications

0941-0643 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 312 533 Impact Score 11.20
47 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

1089-778X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 92 235 Impact Score 11.00
48 IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

2168-7161
Best Scientists 275 351 Impact Score 10.70
49 Computer Graphics Forum

Computer Graphics Forum

0167-7055 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 235 458 Impact Score 10.30
50 Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing

2072-4292
Best Scientists 207 691 Impact Score 10.30
51 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

0018-9294
Best Scientists 183 218 Impact Score 10.30
52 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing

2329-9290
Best Scientists 185 454 Impact Score 10.10
53 Multimedia Tools and Applications

Multimedia Tools and Applications

1380-7501 , Monthly
Best Scientists 483 906 Impact Score 9.90
54 IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

1045-9219 , Monthly
Best Scientists 325 460 Impact Score 9.90
55 Computer Vision and Image Understanding

Computer Vision and Image Understanding

1077-3142 , Monthly
Best Scientists 247 233 Impact Score 9.90
56 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Best Scientists 236 574 Impact Score 9.70
57 ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

0924-2716 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 91 216 Impact Score 9.60
58 IEEE Transactions on Communications

IEEE Transactions on Communications

0090-6778 , Monthly
Best Scientists 180 471 Impact Score 9.30
59 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

1939-1404 , Monthly
Best Scientists 149 410 Impact Score 9.10
60 IEEE Transactions on Big Data

IEEE Transactions on Big Data

2332-7790
Best Scientists 224 226 Impact Score 9.00
61 Computer Networks

Computer Networks

1389-1286 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 295 385 Impact Score 8.90
62 Pattern Recognition Letters

Pattern Recognition Letters

0167-8655 , Monthly
Best Scientists 314 413 Impact Score 8.80
63 Neural Networks

Neural Networks

0893-6080 , Monthly
Best Scientists 231 303 Impact Score 8.80
64 Soft Computing

Soft Computing

1432-7643 , Monthly
Best Scientists 186 347 Impact Score 8.50
65 Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing

0743-7315 , Monthly
Best Scientists 235 279 Impact Score 8.30
66 IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

0018-9448 , Monthly
Best Scientists 174 438 Impact Score 8.30
67 Computers & Electrical Engineering

Computers & Electrical Engineering

0045-7906 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 129 221 Impact Score 8.10
68 ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

2157-6904 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 223 184 Impact Score 8.00
69 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters

1545-598X , Monthly
Best Scientists 162 398 Impact Score 8.00
70 IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

2168-6750
Best Scientists 146 145 Impact Score 8.00
71 Empirical Software Engineering

Empirical Software Engineering

1382-3256 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 128 280 Impact Score 8.00
73 Swarm and Evolutionary Computation

Swarm and Evolutionary Computation

2210-6502 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 84 158 Impact Score 7.80
74 Computer Communications

Computer Communications

0140-3664 , Monthly
Best Scientists 234 327 Impact Score 7.50
75 Image and Vision Computing

Image and Vision Computing

0262-8856 , Monthly
Best Scientists 164 163 Impact Score 7.40
76 IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing

1949-3045 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 137 183 Impact Score 7.30
77 Computers and Security

Computers and Security

0167-4048 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 179 241 Impact Score 7.10
78 Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence

0952-1976 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 139 187 Impact Score 7.10
79 Knowledge and Information Systems

Knowledge and Information Systems

0219-1377 , Monthly
Best Scientists 195 201 Impact Score 6.90
80 Journal of Supercomputing

Journal of Supercomputing

0920-8542 , Monthly
Best Scientists 130 208 Impact Score 6.80
81 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

1868-5137
Best Scientists 163 231 Impact Score 6.70
82 Information and Software Technology

Information and Software Technology

0950-5849 , Monthly
Best Scientists 113 175 Impact Score 6.70
83 IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering

2327-4697
Best Scientists 208 255 Impact Score 6.60
84 Pervasive and Mobile Computing

Pervasive and Mobile Computing

1574-1192 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 143 145 Impact Score 6.60
85 Journal of Medical Systems

Journal of Medical Systems

0148-5598 , Monthly
Best Scientists 66 94 Impact Score 6.60
86 Applied Intelligence

Applied Intelligence

0924-669X , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 108 193 Impact Score 6.50
87 ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data

ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data

1556-4681 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 173 163 Impact Score 6.40
88 Journal of Systems and Software

Journal of Systems and Software

0164-1212 , Monthly
Best Scientists 172 257 Impact Score 6.40
89 ACM Transactions on Information Systems

ACM Transactions on Information Systems

1046-8188 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 128 128 Impact Score 6.40
90 IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

2162-2337
Best Scientists 104 207 Impact Score 6.40
91 Information Processing and Management

Information Processing and Management

0306-4573 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 126 129 Impact Score 6.30
92 Computer

Computer

0018-9162 , Monthly
Best Scientists 196 226 Impact Score 6.20
93 Ad Hoc Networks

Ad Hoc Networks

1570-8705 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 125 150 Impact Score 6.20
94 Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Journal of Biomedical Informatics

1532-0464 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 121 150 Impact Score 6.20
95 European Journal of Operational Research

European Journal of Operational Research

0377-2217 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 91 174 Impact Score 6.20
96 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management

1932-4537
Best Scientists 168 261 Impact Score 6.10
97 Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages

Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages

Best Scientists 138 224 Impact Score 6.10
98 Autonomous Robots

Autonomous Robots

0929-5593 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 101 118 Impact Score 6.10
99 ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

1551-6857 , Quarterly
Best Scientists 205 197 Impact Score 5.90
100 Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

1067-5027 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 77 144 Impact Score 5.90

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