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Journal of the ACM

Journal Quality

  1. Is the target journal a part of the Science Citation Index (SCI) or the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)? Yes
  1. Is the target journal listed in other indexes?
    MathSciNET — Science Citation Index — Compendex — ABI/Informs — INSPEC
  1. Affiliated publishing organization: ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY
  2. Journal type: Peer reviewed academic journal and interdisciplinary journal
  3. Publishing organization type: Journal published by a society or association
  4. Year of issue: 1954 to present

Quantitative Indicators

  1. Total citations: 5727
    Citations in the past 2 years: 145
    Impact factor: 2.339
    Self-citations (Self cites): 36
    Self-citations/Self cites: 36 (0% of 5727)
    Journal self-citations in the past 2 years: 4 (2% of 145)
    Impact factor after excluding journal self-citations: 2.274
  1. Impact factor: 2.339
    5-year journal impact factor: 3.444
    (Impact factor trend graph)
  1. Aggregate impact factor:
    1.488 in Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture
    1.633 in Computer Science, Information Systems
    1.255 in Computer Science, Software Engineering
    1.341 in Computer Science, Theory & Methods
  1. Rank in category:
    Subject category  Total journals  Impact factor ranking  Quartile in Category
    **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%.
  2. 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 7 72 73 117 160 136 217 237 105 242 4361
    Cumulative percent to total 0.12 1.38 2.65 4.70 7.49 9.87 13.65 17.79 19.63 23.85 100
    The graph below shows the 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: 0.00622
  2. Article influence score: 1.7333
  3. Immediacy index: 0.250
  4. Aggregate immediacy index:0.190
    in Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture 0.241
    in Computer Science, Information Systems 0.182
    in Computer Science, Software Engineering 0.210
    in Computer Science, Theory & Methods

Other Indicators of Journal Quality

  1. Editing quality: Excellent
  2. Timeliness: Punctual

Journal Information Outline

  1. Journal contact information:
    Mail: ACM Member Services Dept.
    2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701
    New York, NY 10121-0701
    Phone: +1-212-626-0500
    Fax: +1-212-944-1318
    ACM Editorial Assistant
    Heidi McCormick
    Information Director
    Pierre Senellart
    Télécom ParisTech
  1. E-mail address for the editor-in-chief and journal website:
    Victor Vianu
    Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    U.C. San Diego
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0404, USA
    858-534-7029 (fax)
    Link to the journal homepage:
    Target readership: Teachers, researchers, students, and experts or professionals
    Types of accepted articles:
  2. Work in computer science
  3. Work at the boundaries, both the boundaries of subdisciplines of computer science and the boundaries between computer science and other fields.
    Related links:
  1. Purpose and scope:
    The Journal of the ACM (JACM) provides coverage of the most significant work going on in computer science, broadly construed. It is a peer-reviewed journal, published six times a year by ACM.We publish original research papers of lasting value in computer science. To be accepted, a paper must be judged to be truly outstanding in its field and to be of interest to a wide audience. We are particularly interested in work at the boundaries, both the boundaries of subdisciplines of computer science and the boundaries between computer science and other fields.Related links:
  1. Number of publications: 6/year
  2. Number of papers published each year: An average of 28 papers published per year (34 articles were published in 2009, 28 articles in 2008, and 32 articles in 2007)

€Publication Format

  1. Print and/or electronic formats: Both available.
  2. Is your target journal an open access journal? No.

Submitting Authors

  1. What are the academic backgrounds of the submitting authors: Mostly teachers, researchers, and university professors.
  2. Are authors ethnically diverse: Yes.
  3. What is the percentage of Taiwanese authors among all submitting authors?
    From 2000 to the present day, the authors of only two papers have been from Taiwan, but approximately 25% of papers have been submitted by authors from mainland China.Are the authors from different universities and institutions? Yes, approximately 90% of authors are from university institutions.Members of the editorial board:
  1. 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?
    Space-time tradeoffs for approximate nearest neighbor searching. Sunil Arya, Theocharis Malamatos, David M. Mount, November 2009, Journal of the ACM (JACM) , Volume 57 Issue 1Explicit OR-dispersers with polylogarithmic degree. Michael Saks, Aravind Srinivasan, Shiyu Zhou, January 1998, Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 45 Issue 1
    An improved exponential-time algorithm for k-SAT. Ramamohan Paturi, Pavel
    Pudlák, Michael E. Saks, Francis Zane. May 2005. Journal of the ACM (JACM),Volume 52 Issue 3
  1. Is your paper consistent with editorial objectives and goals? Yes, related links:
  2. Does your paper fulfill the journal’s preferences regarding quantitative or qualitative research? Yes (quantitative research)
  3. Do papers that have been published in the target journal contain the same research methods used in your paper? Yes
    Linear-time disk-based implicit graph search, Richard E. Korf , December 2008 , Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 55 Issue 6
  1. Your paper proposes a novel technology. Has the target journal published similar articles? Yes.
    On the expressiveness and complexity of randomization in finite state monitors, Rohit Chadha, A. Prasad Sistla, Mahesh Viswanathan, August 2009, Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 56 Issue 5On-line routing of virtual circuits with applications to load balancing and machine scheduling, James Aspnes, Yossi Azar, Amos Fiat, Serge Plotkin, Orli Waarts, May 1997, Journal of the ACM (JACM),Volume 44 Issue 3Noise-tolerant distribution-free learning of general geometric concepts, Nader H. Bshouty, Sally A. Goldman, H. David Mathias, Subhash Suri, Hisao Tamaki, September 1998, Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 45 Issue 5

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? Twice.
  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, was an editor for this journal before 2010.

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: None

Level of Ease Regarding Acceptance and Review

  1. Article backlog: Approximately 3 to 5 months
  2. Average review time: Approximately 6 months
  3. Rate of rejection: Unknown