Fast Publication in Computer Science

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Computer Science journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Ad Hoc Networks 12.49 17.24 1.92
Advanced Engineering Informatics 6.52 14.48 4.65
Artificial Intelligence 9.40 18.70 1.30
Big Data Research 4.47 4.47 0.45
Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 3.83 6.42 4.27
Cognitive Systems Research 2.35 2.35 6.66
Computer Aided Geometric Design 14.69 23.18 3.32
Computer Communications 12.00 17.15 1.84
Computer Languages, Systems & Structures 14.87 18.83 1.60
Computer Law & Security Review: The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice 1.24 1.71 7.89
Computer Networks 11.24 17.79 2.80
Computer Science Review 20.63 22.06 3.60
Computer Speech & Language 12.72 22.18 2.20
Computer Standards & Interfaces 41.77 51.69 2.31
Computer Vision and Image Understanding 9.00 13.74 5.37
Computer-Aided Design 8.16 14.79 2.20
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 6.43 11.80 2.02
Computers & Graphics 4.54 8.37 2.49
Computers & Security 6.96 10.90 2.04
Computers and Electrical Engineering 10.55 14.04 4.11
Computers in Industry 9.55 17.35 4.82
Data & Knowledge Engineering 12.91 15.50 2.72
Digital Investigation 4.29 8.59 5.36
Displays 16.01 26.49 1.98
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications 6.80 11.62 2.21
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 4.33 8.20 4.79
Entertainment Computing 14.50 32.16 3.06
Expert Systems With Applications 5.22 6.12 1.87
Future Generation Computer Systems 11.96 19.53 2.73
Fuzzy Sets and Systems 14.86 24.75 1.40
Graphical Models 5.11 8.93 2.51
Healthcare 8.93 14.21 12.57
Image and Vision Computing 11.78 17.41 2.05
Information and Software Technology 7.28 14.95 2.02
Information Processing Letters 12.30 17.20 1.42
Information Sciences 23.70 37.50 2.00
Information Systems 10.85 15.55 2.66
Integration, the VLSI Journal 6.37 10.43 2.15
International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 5.66 10.52 1.54
International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction 18.78 30.99 1.70
International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection 29.42 38.66 1.96
International Journal of Human - Computer Studies 13.71 18.94 1.78
Journal of Computational Science 4.81 7.26 2.56
Journal of Computer and System Sciences 4.47 4.74 7.24
Journal of Discrete Algorithms 27.55 42.17 1.77
Journal of Information Security and Applications 14.40 20.38 8.16
Journal of Network and Computer Applications 10.98 14.01 2.81
Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing 17.21 25.87 1.76
Journal of Systems Architecture 6.56 11.80 2.24
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation 10.60 17.93 1.75
Journal of Visual Languages and Computing 8.29 19.59 1.77
Knowledge-Based Systems 10.88 16.20 1.91
Medical Image Analysis 5.73 11.92 2.19
Microelectronic Engineering 9.26 13.15 1.60
Microelectronics Journal 13.73 17.95 4.38
Microelectronics Reliability 5.43 10.89 4.61
Microprocessors and Microsystems 19.55 28.85 2.09
Nano Communication Networks 7.94 8.80 2.66
Neural Networks 9.05 15.27 1.77
Neurocomputing 10.84 23.54 14.63
Optical Switching and Networking 12.17 18.02 2.61
Parallel Computing 19.32 28.06 1.74
Pattern Recognition 10.16 15.81 1.82
Pattern Recognition Letters 8.43 15.11 2.22
Performance Evaluation 9.47 15.65 2.03
Pervasive and Mobile Computing 13.97 18.76 1.77
Physical Communication 9.79 16.86 2.20
Robotics and Autonomous Systems 27.89 36.18 2.22
Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 13.34 16.67 4.92
Science of Computer Programming 18.23 37.84 2.43
Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems 19.65 27.34 2.40
Swarm and Evolutionary Computation 9.72 15.66 2.29
Telematics and Informatics 7.70 11.07 2.15
The Journal of Systems & Software 8.59 14.83 2.30
Theoretical Computer Science 24.18 35.00 3.09
Vehicular Communications 7.31 9.46 2.08
Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web 11.24 19.57 2.80

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Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Computer Science journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Computer Science.