Journals in Computer Science
By delivering first class information and innovative tools while expanding our Open Science initiatives, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research needs of professionals, researchers and students worldwide.
We are proud to play an integral part within the computer science community and to participate in the advancement of this field. All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect, the essential information resource for millions of researchers worldwide.
Publishing with Elsevier
As a published Elsevier author, you can take pride in knowing that the most honored scholars, scientific leaders and educators – from Galileo to Jules Vern to Stephen W. Hawking to Sergey Brin and Larry Page>> – have also published with Elsevier.
For full aims and scope, to submit your articles or subscribe, visit the journal homepages.
Why publish with Elsevier:
- Publish in high quality journals
- Open access available for all journals
- Rapid Publication via Article Based Publishing for most journals
- Rigorous Peer Review
- Promote your article via Sharelinks
Guidelines for submitting proposals for journal Special Issues and conference proceedings
A series of Elsevier Computer Science journals use an online Special Issue and proceedings proposal submission and review system to triage proposals. This online proposal submission system keeps a record of all the files, correspondence, and interactions with journals’ editors who need to evaluate any proposal for publication.
For any questions or feedback about the submission system please contact your publisher.
Access to quality research is vital to the scientific community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.
We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders. Our Elsevier team is continually on the road meeting the community, participating in discussions and establishing partnerships that will help increase access to research.
We have opened access to all available archived articles, back to Volume 1, Issue 1 (or the first issue available) of each of the primary mathematics, including theoretical computer science journals from 4 years after publication to the 1st issue, which means back to early 1960s for several titles. We are the only publisher (commercial and non-commercial) that offers free access after 4 years of publications all on pure math and CS journals.
Reproducibility Badge Initiative
Reproducibility Badge Initiative (RBI) is a collaboration with the Code Ocean (CO), a cloud based computational reproducibility platform that helps the community by enabling sharing of code and data as a resource for non-commercial use. CO verifies the submitted code (and data) and certifies its reproducibility. Code submission will be verified by the Code Ocean team for computational reproducibility by making sure it runs, delivers results and it is self-contained. For more information please visit this help article.
Certified papers will be given additional exposure by having an attached Reproducibility Badge, and by being listed on CodeOcean website. https://codeocean.com
Most Computer Science journals host article collections on ScienceDirect. Article collections can consist of special issues, conference proceedings, editor’s best picks, etc.
China Platinum Panel for Computer Science
Computer Science has a long and illustrious history in China. Elsevier is proud to work with the China Platinum Panel, key opinion leaders in the field of computer science, who work with Elsevier’s Publishing Team.
Sponsorships and Awards
On an annual basis we donate to many initiatives to support the global computer science community through conference sponsorships, prizes and funding. Many of our journals include young researcher awards.
|ADHOC Networks Best Editor Award||Ad Hoc Networks|
|ADHOC Networks Best Paper Award||Ad Hoc Networks|
|Computer Communications Best Editor Award|
|Computer Communications Best Paper Award||Computer Communications|
|Computer Networks Best Editor Award||Computer Networks|
|Computer Networks Best Paper Award||Computer Networks|
|Computer Networks Test of Time Award - (once every 5 years)||Computer Networks|
|Computer Speech & Language Best Paper Award||Computer Speech and Language|
|Computer Speech & Language Best Review Paper Award||Computer Speech and Language|
|Computers & Graphics||Computers & Graphics|
|Computers & Graphics - Reproducible Paper Award||Computers & Graphics|
|Data & Knowledge Engineering Best Paper Award||Data & Knowledge Engineering|
|EURASIP Best Paper Award||Signal Processing|
|EURASIP Best Paper Award||Speech Communication|
|Fabio Neri Best Paper Award||Optical Switching and Networking|
|Graphical Models Best Paper Award||Graphical Models|
|IFAC Journal Awards (x 7)||All IFAC journals in World Congress year|
|IJHCS Best Paper Award||International Journal of Human-Computer Studies|
|Image and Vision Computing Associate Editor Award||Image and Vision Computing|
|Image and Vision Computing Best Paper Award||Image and Vision Computing|
|Integration Best Paper Award||Integration|
|International Journal of Approximate Reasoning Best Paper Award (BELIEF)||International Journal of Approximate Reasoning|
|International Journal of Approximate Reasoning Best Paper Award (SMPS)||International Journal of Approximate Reasoning|
|International Journal of Approximate Reasoning Young Researcher Award (ISIPTA)||International Journal of Approximate Reasoning|
|International Journal of Electronics and Communications Best Paper Award||International Journal of Electronics and Communications|
|Journal of Computer Languages Best Paper Award||Journal of Computer Languages|
|Journal of Information Security and Applications KW Wong Best Paper Award||Journal of Information Security and Applications|
|Journal of Network and Computer Applications Best Paper Award||Journal of Network and Computer Applications|
|Journal of Systems & Software Best Paper Award||Journal of Systems & Software|
|Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Associate Editor Award||Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation|
|Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Best Paper Award||Image and Vision Computing|
|Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Best Survey Award||Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation|
|Medical Image Analysis/MICCAI Best Paper award||Medical Image Analysis|
|MEE & MNE YIA award||Micro and Nano Engineering|
|Microelectronics Journal Best Paper Award||Microelectronics|
|Nano Communication Networks Editor of the Year||Nano Communication Networks|
|Nano Communication Networks Young Investigator Award||Nano Communication Networks|
|Optical Switching and Networking Best Paper Award||Optical Switching and Networking|
|Pervasive and Mobile Computing Best Editor Award||Pervasive and Mobile Computing|
|Pervasive and Mobile Computing Best Paper Award||Pervasive and Mobile Computing|
|Peter P. Chen Award||Data & Knowledge Engineering|
|SPM Best Paper Award||Computer Aided Design|
|Systems & Control Letters Brockett-Willems Outstanding Paper Award||Systems & Control Letters|
|Vehicular Communications Best Paper Award (every 2 years)||Vehicular Communications|
|Web Semantics Award||Journal of Web Semantics|
Journal authors resources
Every year, we accept and publish more than 470,000 journal articles. Publishing in an Elsevier journal starts with finding the right journal for your paper. If you already know the journal to which you want to submit, you can enter the title directly in the find a journal search box. Alternatively, you can match the abstract of your article to a journal.
Open access options
Open access lies at the core of Elsevier’s publishing mission – in fact, today, almost all of our journals offer open access options. That means finding the right open access home for your research is easy.
Whatever route you choose, publishing with Elsevier means your work benefits from the input of expert editors and reviewers. And if you publish gold open access, it is immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download from ScienceDirect. Our gold OA titles also feature in major indexes and databases.