Computers and Security
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Computers and Security

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 1674048
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
History: 1982-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Computers & Security is the most respected technical journal in the IT security field. With its high-profile editorial board and informative regular features and columns, the journal is essential reading for IT security professionals around the world. Computers & Security provides you with a unique blend of leading edge research and sound practical management advice. It is aimed at the professional involved with computer security, audit, control and data integrity in all sectors - industry, commerce and academia. Recognized worldwide as THE primary source of reference for applied research and technical expertise it is your first step to fully secure systems.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    7.375 7.607 7.77
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    6.452 6.814 6.855
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    6.311 6.51 6.568
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    5.819 6.12 6.103
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    4.5 4.749 4.895
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    4.254 4.428 4.707
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.794 3.993 4.024
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.492 3.603 3.585
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    2.753 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    2.453 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    2.419 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.761 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.333 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    2.539 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.752 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.917 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    2.23 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.422 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.655 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.451 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.29 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.248 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.217 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History