How to Write a Good Paper in Computer Science and HowWill It Be Measured by ISI Web of Knowledge

Răzvan Andonie, Ioan Dzitac


The academic world has come to place enormous weight on bibliometric measures to assess the value of scientific publications. Our paper has two major goals. First, we discuss the limits of numerical assessment tools as applied to computer science publications. Second, we give guidelines on how to write a good paper, where to submit the manuscript, and how to deal with the reviewing process. We report our experience as editors of International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IJCCC). We analyze two important aspects of publishing: plagiarism and peer reviewing. As an example, we discuss the promotion assessment criteria used in the Romanian academic system. We express openly our concerns about how our work is evaluated, especially by the existent bibliometric products. Our conclusion is that we should combine bibliometric measures with human interpretation.


scientific publication, publication assessment, plagiarism, reviewing, bibliometric indices

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTROL (IJCCC), With Emphasis on the Integration of Three Technologies (C & C & C),  ISSN 1841-9836.


***IJCCC is covered by THOMSON REUTERS and is indexed in ISI Web of Science/Knowledge Clarivate: Science Citation Index Expanded. 2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition(Thomson Reuters/Clarivate, 2017): Subject Category: (1) Automation & Control Systems: Q4(2009,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015), Q3(2010, 2016); (2) Computer Science, Information Systems: Q4(2009,2010,2011,2012,2015), Q3(2013,2014, 2016). Impact Factor/3 years in JCR: 0.373(2009), 0.650 (2010), 0.438(2011); 0.441(2012), 0.694(2013), 0.746(2014), 0.627(2015). Impact Factor/5 years in JCR: 0.436(2012), 0.622(2013), 0.739(2014), 0.635(2015), 1.374(2016).

*** IJCCC is also indexed by SCOPUS (SNIP2015= 0.784): Subject Category: (1) Computational Theory and Mathematics: Q4(2009,2010,2012,2015), Q3(2011,2013,2014, 2016); (2) Computer Networks and Communications: Q4(2009), Q3(2010, 2012, 2013, 2015), Q2(2011, 2014, 2016); (3) Computer Science Applications: Q4(2009), Q3(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). SJR: 0.178(2009), 0.339(2010), 0.369(2011), 0.292(2012), 0.378(2013), 0.420(2014), 0.319(2015), 0.319(2016). CiteScore 2016 in Scopus: 1.06.

IJCCC was founded in 2006,  at Agora University, by  Ioan DZITAC (A. Editor-in-Chief),  Florin Gheorghe FILIP (Editor-in-Chief), and  Misu-Jan MANOLESCU (Managing Editor):

This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ioan  DZITAC (A. Editor-in-Chief) at COPE European Seminar, Bruxelles, 2015:

IJCCC is covered/indexed/abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded (since vol.1(S),  2006). IF=1.374 in JCR2016.

IJCCC is indexed in Scopus from 2008 (SNIP2015 = 0.78, SJR2015 =0.319):

SCImago Journal & Country Rank


Nomination by Elsevier for Journal Excellence Award Romania 2015 (SNIP2014 = 1.029): Elsevier/ Scopus

IJCCC was nominated by Elsevier for Journal Excellence Award - "Scopus Awards Romania 2015" (SNIP2014 = 1.029).

IJCCC is in Top 3 of 157 Romanian journals indexed by Scopus (in all fields) and No.1 in Computer Science field: Elsevier/ Scopus.

Elsevier:How do you feel about being nominated for Scopus Awards 2015? Interview.