Journal of the ACM
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Journal of the ACM

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 00045411, 1557735X
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
History: 1970-1972, 1974-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


The best indicator of the scope of the journal is provided by the areas covered by its Editorial Board. These areas change from time to time, as the field evolves. The following areas are currently covered by a member of the Editorial Board: •Algorithms and Data Structures •Analysis of Algorithms •Artificial Intelligence •Complexity Theory •Computational Biology •Computational Geometry •Computer-Aided Verification •Cryptography and Security •Database Systems and Theory

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

Note: impact factor data for reference only

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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
    3.373 3.57 3.895
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    2.87 3.512 3.511
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    3.391 3.711 4.22
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    3.126 3.855 4.128
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    3.385 3.806 4.077
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    3.69 3.879 4.43
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    3.174 4.109 4.189
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    3.93 4.017 6.625
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.052 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    5.897 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.45 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    5.056 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    4.848 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    4.25 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    3.302 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.525 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    5.27 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    2.482 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    2.904 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.103 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    2.889 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    2.954 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.565 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