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.

Elsevier Computer Science Journals

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:

Guidelines for submitting proposals for journal Special Issues and conference proceedings

si-proposal-600.jpgA 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.

Participating journals
For any questions or feedback about the submission system please contact your publisher.

How to prepare a Special Issue proposal

How to prepare a conference proceeding proposal for Procedia

Open science

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Open access

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.

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Open archive

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.

Open archive 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.

Journals part of this initiative are:

Article collections

Most Computer Science journals host article collections on ScienceDirect. Article collections can consist of special issues, conference proceedings, editor’s best picks, etc.

Special Issues list

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.

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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.

Award name


ADHOC Networks Best Editor AwardAd Hoc Networks
ADHOC Networks Best Paper AwardAd Hoc Networks
Computer Communications Best Editor Award
Computer Communications
Computer Communications Best Paper AwardComputer Communications
Computer Networks Best Editor AwardComputer Networks
Computer Networks Best Paper AwardComputer Networks
Computer Networks Test of Time Award - (once every 5 years)Computer Networks
Computer Speech & Language Best Paper AwardComputer Speech and Language
Computer Speech & Language Best Review Paper AwardComputer Speech and Language
Computers & GraphicsComputers & Graphics
Computers & Graphics - Reproducible Paper AwardComputers & Graphics
Data & Knowledge Engineering Best Paper AwardData & Knowledge Engineering
EURASIP Best Paper AwardSignal Processing
EURASIP Best Paper AwardSpeech Communication
Fabio Neri Best Paper AwardOptical Switching and Networking
Graphical Models Best Paper AwardGraphical Models
IFAC Journal Awards (x 7)All IFAC journals in World Congress year
IJHCS Best Paper AwardInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies
Image and Vision Computing Associate Editor AwardImage and Vision Computing
Image and Vision Computing Best Paper AwardImage and Vision Computing
Integration Best Paper AwardIntegration
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 AwardInternational Journal of Electronics and Communications
Journal of Computer Languages Best Paper AwardJournal of Computer Languages
Journal of Information Security and Applications KW Wong Best Paper AwardJournal of Information Security and Applications
Journal of Network and Computer Applications Best Paper AwardJournal of Network and Computer Applications
Journal of Systems & Software Best Paper AwardJournal of Systems & Software
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Associate Editor AwardJournal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Best Paper AwardImage and Vision Computing
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation Best Survey AwardJournal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Medical Image Analysis/MICCAI Best Paper awardMedical Image Analysis
MEE & MNE YIA awardMicro and Nano Engineering
Microelectronics Journal Best Paper AwardMicroelectronics
Nano Communication Networks Editor of the YearNano Communication Networks
Nano Communication Networks Young Investigator AwardNano Communication Networks
Optical Switching and Networking Best Paper AwardOptical Switching and Networking
Pervasive and Mobile Computing Best Editor AwardPervasive and Mobile Computing
Pervasive and Mobile Computing Best Paper AwardPervasive and Mobile Computing
Peter P. Chen AwardData & Knowledge Engineering
SPM Best Paper AwardComputer Aided Design
Systems & Control Letters Brockett-Willems Outstanding Paper AwardSystems & Control Letters
Vehicular Communications Best Paper Award (every 2 years)Vehicular Communications
Web Semantics AwardJournal of Web Semantics

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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.

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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.

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