IEEE Computer Society Journals Claim Top Impact Honors

Published 07/31/2023
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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 31 July 2023 – The IEEE Computer Society (CS), the leading global computer science and engineering member community, announced today that its journal IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) earned the highest 2022 Journal Impact FactorTM (JIFTM) of all IEEE CS publications, securing the top spot among artificial intelligence journals.

“Computer science and engineering represent some of the most prominent, promising areas of research today,” said Nita Patel, president, IEEE CS. “As the number of papers in our field continues to climb, paper acceptance gets increasingly competitive, and our editors work tirelessly to ensure that only the top papers make their way into our journals. We’re thrilled to, once again, hold top impact factor rankings, and we thank all of our volunteers for their commitment to excellence.”

Impact factor measures the frequency with which the average article in a publication has been cited in a particular year. The calculation is based on a two-year period and involves dividing the number of times articles were cited by the number of articles that are citable. It offers a key metric to assess the overall strength and industry influence of a particular publication.

Overall, 11 IEEE CS journals now hold the coveted top impact factor ranking in their specialty field. The following four publications join TPAMI to round out the top five highest-ranked IEEE CS journals:

In addition, IEEE CS’ fully open access publication, IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society, received its first impact factor in Clarivate’s Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI), which features newly launched, niche, and open access journals publishing high-quality research on a range of topics. This is the first year Clarivate included the multidisciplinary ESCI in its JIF review.

“We’re thrilled that IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society had the opportunity to be recognized this year,” said Greg Byrd, IEEE CS VP of Publications. “With the innovative research it brings to the field, it is certain to have a long-standing impact on the computer science and engineering community.”

Impact factor applies not only to scientific and engineering journals but to technical magazines as well. Those IEEE CS publications with the highest impact factor rankings include:

“One of the most important things about impact factor rankings is that they point to the most highly researched topics in the field,” said Patel. “This year, there’s a heavy focus on artificial intelligence, data science, and mobile computing. It will be interesting to watch the evolution of these topics and the advances that arise from papers presented in Computer Society publications.”

JIF rankings are released annually in Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR™). These reports evaluate more than 21,500 high-quality academic journals from across more than 250 scientific and research disciplines.

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Engaging computer engineers, scientists, academia, and industry professionals from all areas of computing, the IEEE Computer Society (CS) sets the standard for the education and engagement that fuels continued global technological advancement. Through conferences, publications, and programs, and by bringing together computer science and engineering leaders at every phase of their career for dialogue, debate, and collaboration, IEEE CS empowers, shapes, and guides the future of not only its members but the greater industry, enabling new opportunities to better serve our world. Visit for more information.