Computers & Geosciences

Computers & Geosciences - ISSN 0098-3004
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.59 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): 1.268 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: 2.474 (2015) 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.
© Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.54 (2015) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© Journal Citation Reports 2015, Published by Thomson Reuters
Volumes: Volumes 98-109
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 00983004

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Description

Computers & Geosciences publishes high impact, original research at the interface between Computer Sciences and Geosciences. Publications should apply modern computer science paradigms, whether computational or informatics-based, to address problems in the geosciences.

Computational/informatics elements may include: computational methods; algorithms; data structure; database retrieval; information retrieval; data processing; artificial intelligence; computer graphics; computer visualization; programming languages; parallel systems; distributed systems; the World-Wide Web; social media; and software engineering.

Geoscientific topics of interest include: mineralogy; petrology; geochemistry; geomorphology; paleontology; stratigraphy; structural geology; sedimentology; hydrogeology; oceanography; atmospheric sciences; climatology; meteorology; geophysics; geomatics; remote sensing; geodesy; hydrology; and glaciology.

Other fields may be considered but are not regarded as a priority.

Computers & Geosciences does not consider:

  • Geoscience manuscripts that do not contain a significant computer science component. Pure analytical developments are not considered, unless they have significant implications on computational geoscientific problems.
  • Purely computer science manuscripts with no clear application to the geosciences.
  • Manuscripts aiming at solving a geoscientific engineering problem rather than answering a scientific question
  • Standard code of already well-established, or previously published methods
  • Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), unless they provide an original solution to a non-trivial input-handling problem.
  • Manuscripts that use GIS tools in standard ways, but otherwise focus on the geosciences.

Code and Data: Computers & Geosciences aims to publish code and supporting data from accepted manuscripts using state-of-the-art technologies. Code should be original and demonstrate a development in research. It should also have clear design and be reproducible, reusable, extensible and maintainable. The journal uses the github.com platform (search for: CAGEO) which allows the community to publish, maintain, update and comment on published code and data.

Paper Types and maximum lengths:

  • Research paper (5,000 words): Providing a novel and original contribution to the scientific fields of study outlined above.
  • Case study (5,000 words): Describing a real-world case study on the scientific fields of study outlined above.
  • Review paper (10,000 words): Critically describing the state-of-the art of applications of computer science in the geosciences, as a stand-alone contribution or to frame a special issue. Criteria for assessment shall be: completeness, depth, novelty, timeliness, quality, and interest to the Journal's readership. Before submitting review paper manuscripts, a review outline should be approved by one of the editors of the Journal.
  • Book or software reviews (1500 words): Describing and evaluating a new or significant publication or piece of software, not written by the author, that is relevant to computation or informatics in the geosciences.
  • Letter to the Editor: Commenting on published articles. Criteria for assessment shall be the merit of the question or comment raised. The author(s) of the commented-on article shall be offered the opportunity to prepare a reply, to be published alongside the comment.