ISI Listed SE Journals

Funding agencies in Sweden (and Internationally) increasingly focus on and value publications in ISI listed journals. In this PDF you can find all the journals that are ISI listed for 2013. Below I have summarized the ones I consider most relevant for Software Engineering, and linked to their home page. No guarantees that I have not missed any; if you find an error or have a suggestion for a journal that should be in here please contact me. Further down you can find "related" journals that might be of interest; software engineering is a multi-disciplinary field.

Journals are ranked by their latest (2-year) impact factor according to the ISI Web of Science JCR report for 2012 ("12" in tables below). For similar tables but ranked on the average of the impact factors see this file. There is also one set of tables ranking the journals on their latest increase/decrease in impact factor. The seven journals that are included in the JSS yearly ranking of the best Software and System Engineering scholars and research groups are marked ("JSS"). There is also a slopegraph showing trends in impact factors for the SE journals between 2011 and 2012 (as well as one for 2010 to 2011).

Latest update: 2013-06-30 15:46

ISI journals - Software Engineering
Journal 12 11 10 JSS
1. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) 2.59 1.98 2.22 Yes
2. Communications of the ACM (CACM) 2.51 1.92 2.35
3. IEEE Computer (Comp) 1.68 1.47 1.79
4. IEEE Software (SW) 1.62 1.51 1.51 Yes
5. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) 1.55 1.27 1.69 Yes
6. Information and Software Technology (IST) 1.52 1.25 1.51 Yes
7. Automated Software Engineering (ASE) 1.40 0.86 0.81
8. SW Maintenance & Evolution - Research & Practice (JSEP, formerly SMERP) 1.27 0.84 0.61
9. Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM) 1.25 1.06 1.27
10. Empirical Software Engineering (ESEJ) 1.18 1.85 1.78 Yes
11. Journal of Systems and Software (JSS) 1.14 0.84 1.28 Yes
12. Requirements Engineering Journal (REJ) 1.05 0.97 0.86
13. Software Testing Verification & Reliability (STVR) 1.04 0.96 0.76
14. Software Practice & Experience (SPE) 1.01 0.52 0.57 Yes
15. Software Quality Journal (SQJ) 0.85 0.42 0.75
16. IBM Journal of Research & Development (IBM JRD) 0.69 0.72 1.79
17. IET Software (IET SW, was 'IEE Proceedings - Software' pre 2007) 0.66 0.33 0.67
18. Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE) 0.30 0.13 0.25

Below are more technically focused journals that might be relevant for specific parts of SE research. Note that it is very hard to compare impact factors between different areas.

ISI journals - CS, Technology, Machine Learning etc.
Journal 12 11 10
1. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (TEC) 4.81 3.34 4.37
2. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics: B 3.24 3.08 2.67
3. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics: C 2.59 2.01 2.09
4. IEEE Transactions on Reliability 2.29 1.29 1.29
5. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics: A 2.18 2.12 2.08
6. Applied Soft Computing (ASOC) 2.14 2.61 2.08
7. Evolutionary Computation (EC) 2.11 1.06 2.63
8. Expert Systems with Applications 1.85 2.20 1.92
9. Machine Learning (JML) 1.47 1.59 1.96
10. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (GPEM) 1.33 1.00 1.17
11. Advances in Engineering Software 1.22 1.09 1.00
12. IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) 1.06 1.14 1.41
13. ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS) 1.03 0.95 1.17
14. Journal of Functional Programming (JFP) 0.94 0.88 1.37
15. Systems Engineering 0.66 0.42 0.79
16. Science of Computer Programming 0.57 0.62 1.28
17. IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications... 0.24 0.23 0.29

Below are some journals that can be considered relevant for "softer" aspects in SE research. IS (Information Systems) journals are excluded below and instead listed on their own page. Note that it is very hard to compare impact factors between different areas. A more complete list of journals for the IS field can be found here but it does not indicate whether the journal is ISI listed or not. Note that all journals on this page are from the Science Citation Index. Additional "softer" but relevant journals can be found in the Social Science Citation Index list of journals.

ISI journals - Management, Psychology, Human Factors, Informatics...
Journal 12 11 10
1. MIS Quarterly (MISQ) 4.66 4.48 5.04
2. Psychophysiology 3.26 3.29 3.26
3. Omega - Int. Journal of Management Science 3.02 3.34 3.47
4. Human-Computer Interaction 2.25 1.48 4.00
5. Psychometrika 2.21 1.77 1.78
6. Management Science 1.86 1.73 2.22
7. Ergonomics 1.67 1.41 1.38
8. Product Innovation Management 1.57 2.11 2.08
9. European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) 1.56 1.50 1.77
10. Int. Journal of Human-Computer Studies 1.42 1.17 1.60
11. Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) 1.26 1.42 2.66
12. Human Factors (HF) 1.18 1.19 1.37
13. Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) 1.05 1.67 2.28
14. Engineering and Technology Management 0.97 1.03 0.74
15. IEEE Transactions on Education 0.95 1.02 1.16
16. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (TEM) 0.89 0.96 1.34
17. Information Processing & Management 0.82 1.12 1.67
18. Information Systems Management 0.35 0.58 1.03
19. Knowledge and Information Systems 0.00 2.23 2.00
20. Int. Journal of Information Management (IJIM) 0.00 1.53 1.56
21. Information Systems 0.00 2.07 1.60