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Journal Quality

  1. Is the target journal a part of the Science Citation Index (SCI) or the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)? Yes.
  2. Is the target journal listed in other indexes?
    MathSciNET — Science Citation Index — Compendex — INSPEC
  3. Affiliated publishing organization: Springer New York
  4. Journal type: Interdisciplinary
  5. Publishing organization type: For-profit
  6. Year of issue: 1986 to present

Standard Quantitative Indicators

  1. Total citations: 1530
    Citations in the past 2 years: 118
    Impact factor: 0.825
    Self-citations (Self cites): 36
    Self-citations/Self cites: 36 (2% of 1530)
    Journal self-citations in the past 2 years: 3 (2% of 118)
    Impact factor after excluding journal self-citations: 0.804
  2. Impact factor: 0.825
    5-year journal impact factor: 1.222 (Impact factor trend graph)
  3. Aggregate impact factor:
    1.255 in Computer Science, Software Engineering
    0.989 in Mathematics, Applied
  4. Rank in category:
    Subject category  Total journals  Impact factor ranking  Quartile in category
    COMPUTER SCIENCE,
    SOFTWARE ENGINEERING  86  60  Q3
    MATHEMATICS, APPLIED  175  83  Q2
    **Q1 to Q4 represent the impact factor ranking of each subject category, where Q1 is the top 25%, Q2 is 25% to 50%, Q3 is 50% to 75%, and Q4 is above 75%.
  5. Cited half-life: 10 years.
    The table below shows an analysis of the journal’s literature citation frequency and cumulative percent to total
    Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998-all
    Citations 17 58 60 78 91 98 116 126 67 54 765
    Cumulative percent to total 1.11 4.90 8.82 13.92 19.87 26.27 33.86 42.09 46.47 50.00 100
    The graph below shows this journal’s annual literature citation frequency and relevant analysis:

    • The white/grey region represents the journal cited half-life
    • The yellow region represents the journal self-citations
    • The dark blue region represents the journal non-self-citations
    • The blue region represents the calculation basis for the impact factors
  1. Eigenfactor score: 0.00559
  2. Article influence score: 0.800
  3. Immediacy index: 0.230
  4. Aggregate immediacy index: 0.182

Other Indicators of Journal Quality

  1. Editing quality: Excellent.
  2. Timeliness: Punctual.

Journal Information Outline

  1. Journal contact information:
  • Publishing Manager
    Springer New York
    Computer Science Editorial
    Jennifer Evans
    Spring St. 233
    10013 New York
    USA
    Phone: +1781681-0625
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Production Manager
    Springer New York
    David Seidenfeld
    Spring Street 233
    10013 New York
    USA
    Phone: +1212620-8058
    E-mail: [email protected]
  1. E-mail address for the editor-in-chief and journal website :
  • Editor-in-Chief
    Prof. Ming-Yang Kao
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Northwestern University
    2145 Sheridan Road, Room M324
    Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    [email protected]
  • Application Experience-Editor: D. T. Lee (from Taipei)
    Prof. D. T. Lee
    Institute of Information Science
    Academia Sinica
    Nankang, Taipei 11529
    Taiwan
  1. Target readership: Research fellows, students, and experts or professionals
  2. Types of accepted articles:

Theoretical or practical research papers are all applicable, particularly various subject categories related to algorithms; for example, very large-scale integrated circuit (VLSI) research, distributed computing, and parallel processing.

Algorithmica is an international journal that publishes theoretical papers on algorithms that address problems arising in practical areas, and experimental papers of general appeal for practical importance or techniques. The development of algorithms is an integral part of computer science. The increasing complexity and scope of computer applications makes the design of efficient algorithms essential.

Algorithmica covers algorithms in applied areas such as: VLSI, distributed computing, parallel processing, automated design, robotics, graphics, database design, software tools, as well as algorithms in fundamental areas, such as sorting, searching, data structures, computational geometry, and linear programming.

In addition, the journal features two special sections: Application Experience, presenting findings obtained from applications of theoretical results to practical situations, and Problems, offering short papers presenting problems on selected topics of computer science.

  1. Purpose and scope:

The development of algorithms is an integral part of computer science. The increasing complexity and scope of computer applications makes the design of efficient algorithms essential.

Algorithmica is an international journal that publishes original papers on algorithms that are either (i) theoretical papers addressing problems arising in practical areas, or (ii) experimental papers that have general appeal because of their practical importance or techniques. Papers are expected to make significant contributions, judged in terms of theoretical analysis, simulations, or algorithm behavior on data from applications. The areas listed below are representative areas; papers in other areas are certainly welcome.

The fields of interest include algorithms in applied areas such as VLSI, distributed computing, parallel processing, automated design, robotics, graphics, data base design, software tools, as well as algorithms in fundamental areas such as sorting, searching, data structures, computational geometry, and linear programming. It is expected that the areas covered by this journal will change as new technologies, methodologies, and applications develop.

In addition to these regular papers, the journal features two special sections: Application Experience and Problems.

The objective of the Application Experience section is to publish findings obtained from applications of theoretical results to practical situations. Findings include, but are not limited to, difficulties encountered in the course of the implementation or testing of algorithms (e.g., handling of degenerate cases which are often not addressed in detail, but which actually occur in practice), non-trivial deviations of actual running times of the implemented algorithms from the asymptotic analytical studies, comparisons of actual performance of various algorithms proposed, and discussions of applicability of theoretical studies in practice. All submissions will be subject to the reviewing process and copies of source codes should be made available upon request by the editor for reviewing purposes.

The Problems section publishes short papers presenting problems on selected topics of computer science. Special emphasis will be given to papers surveying open problems in a specific area of interest. Contributions will begin with a title and an introductory statement identifying a theme of research, followed by a list of

related problems, which to the author’s knowledge are as yet unsolved. Authors are encouraged to annotate the text with comments, background material and appropriate references. All submissions will be subject to the reviewing process.

Related links: http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/journal/453

  • Number of publications: 12 per year
  • Number of papers published each year: An average of 88 papers published per year (96 articles were published in 2009 and 79 articles were published in 2008).

Publication Format

  1. Print and/or electronic formats: Both available.
  2. Is your target journal an open access journal? Submitting authors can freely select their preferences regarding open access

“The authors can choose if they want to open access. The majority of our journals offer the option to have articles made available with open access, free to anyone, anytime, and anywhere in the world in return for payment of an open access publication fee.

If authors choose open access in the Springer Open Choice program, they will not be required to transfer their copyright. The final published version of all articles can be archived in institutional or funder repositories, and can be made publicly accessible immediately. For PubMed Central we are happy to deposit the article’s full-text XML simultaneously with its publication.”

Submitting Authors

  1. What are the academic backgrounds of the submitting authors: Mostly research fellows and professors.
  2. Are authors ethnically diverse: Yes.
  3. What is the percentage of Taiwanese authors among all submitting authors? From 2008 to 2009, approximately 4% of the authors were from Taiwan.
  4. Are the authors from different universities and institutions? Yes.
  5. Members of the editorial board: http://www.springer.com/computer/theoretical+computer+science/journal/453?detailsPage=editorialBoard
  6. Is the editorial staff in a state of transition? No.

Correlations Between Authors’ Articles and Journals

  1. Has your target journal published papers that cover topics similar to your own? Yes.
  2. When were papers on topics similar to your own most recently published in the journal?
  • Title: Optimal External Memory Planar Point Enclosure
    Author(s): Arge, L; Samoladas, V; Yi, K
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 54 Issue: 3 Pages: 337-352 Published: 2009
    Times Cited: 0
  • Title: Linearized Suffix Tree: an Efficient Index Data Structure with the Capabilities of Suffix Trees and Suffix Arrays
    Author(s): Kim, DK; Kim, M; Park, H
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 52 Issue: 3 Pages: 350-377 Published: 2008
    Times Cited: 1
  • Title: Space efficient dynamic orthogonal range reporting
    Author(s): Nekrich, Y
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 49 Issue: 2 Pages: 94-108 Published: 2007
    Times Cited: 1
    1. Is your paper consistent with editorial objectives and goals? Yes.
  1. Does your paper fulfill the journal’s preferences regarding quantitative or qualitative research? Yes (quantitative research).
  2. Do papers that have been published in the target journal contain the same research methods used in your paper? Yes.
  • Title: On Sorting, Heaps, and Minimum Spanning Trees
    Author(s): Navarro, G; Paredes, R
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 57 Issue: 4 Pages: 585-620 Published: 2010
    Times Cited: 0
  • Title: Homogeneous String Segmentation using Trees and Weighted Independent Sets
    Author(s): Damaschke, P
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 57 Issue: 4 Pages: 621-640 Published: 2010
    Times Cited: 0
  • Title: A Constant-Competitive Algorithm for Online OVSF Code Assignment
    Author(s): Chin, FYL; Ting, HF; Zhang, Y
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 56 Issue: 1 Pages: 89-104 Published: 2010
    Times Cited: 0
  1. Your paper proposes a novel technology. Has the target journal published similar articles? Yes.
    Title: On the Quantum Query Complexity of Local Search in Two and Three Dimensions
    Author(s): Sun, XM; Yao, ACC
    Source: ALGORITHMICA Volume: 55 Issue: 3 Pages: 576-600 Published: 2009
    Times Cited: 0

Correlations Between the Literature or References Presented in the Journal and Your Paper

  1. How many times have you cited the target journal in your paper? Once.
  2. Have authors who specialize in similar research topics submitted to this journal? Yes.
  • In your paper’s literature review, one of your cited authors, Bernard Chazelle, has not only submitted to the journal, but is also the Problems Editor of the
  • In your paper’s literature review, one of your cited authors, Edelsbrunner, H., has submitted to the journal.
  • Klein, R., Nurmi, O., Ottmann, T., and Wood, D. “A dynamic fixed windowing problem,” Algorithmica, 4 (1989).

The Writing Style of Your Paper Corresponds to that of the Journal

  1. Special issues or journal themes: None
  2. Limitations on the number of words or pages: Maximum of 20 pages

Level of Ease Regarding Acceptance and Review

  1. Article backlog: Unknown
  2. Average review time: 3 to 6 months
  3. Rate of rejection: Unknown