Computer Physics Communications

An International Journal and Program Library for Computational Physics and Physical Chemistry

Computer Physics Communications - ISSN 0010-4655
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.733 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.262 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 3.309 (2018) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 4.403 (2018) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 246-257
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 00104655

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Computer Physics Communications publishes research papers and application software in the broad field of computational physics; current areas of particular interest are reflected by the research interests and expertise of the CPC Editorial Board. The focus is on contemporary computational methods and techniques and their implementation, the effectiveness of which will normally be demonstrated by the author(s) in the context of a substantive problem in physics.

Papers describing new software in physics, updates to software previously published by CPC, and established software of importance to the community are encouraged. The submitted software must adhere to one of the Original Software Publications (OSP) pre-approved licenses and will be freely available for download from the CPC Program Library stored on the Mendeley Data repository. [The existing archive of over 3,000 computer programs dating from 1969 will remain at until it is migrated to Mendeley Data.]

Articles cover, but are not limited to, the following themes across computational physics and cognate disciplines:

  • computational models and programs;
  • computational models and programs associated with the design, control and analysis of experiments;
  • mathematical and numerical methods and algorithms;
  • algebraic computation;
  • the impact of advanced computer architecture and special purpose computers on computing in the physical sciences; and
  • software topics related to, and of importance in, the physical sciences

Feature Articles are solicited by invitation and are aimed at highlighting topical subjects and providing reviews of important bodies of research work. Special and thematic issues are published on an occasional basis and enquiries should be directed to a member of the CPC Editorial Board.

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