HCI journals that are included in the ISI Journal Citation ReportsThe following HCI journals are included in the ISI Journal Citation Reports, along with their impact factors.
Publishing in these journals positively impacts the citation metrics of yourself, our chair, department, and university, which are used in many rankings, such as the one done by CEST and others. These rankings influence the academic reputation of institutions, and are also being used increasingly to allocate government research funding. In "Rundschreiben 2008-13", the Rektor announced that ISI rankings will also be used to distribute funds between departments, starting 2009. See our CS-specific university rankings page for more information.
When planning to publish, follow these guidelines:
- Focus on journals that have a (high) ISI citation index (see my list below, URL: http://media.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/isi-journals.html).
- In particular, "Human-Computer Interaction" is an excellent journal with a top editorial board (you'll find lots of people there you know, from Don Norman to Greg Abowd). Full text is available for us online, see the link below.
- Always use the university's official English name, "RWTH Aachen University", for the institution name in your publication (and everywhere else, really). Even in German publications. Do not use "RWTH Aachen", "TH Aachen", "Aachen University of Technology", or anything else.
- Contact Moritz Wittenhagen immediately after publication or acceptance, , he regularly enters all publications into the University Bibliography (they take BibTeX import files).
More details are in a letter from the President of RWTH from Nov 29 2006 and from May 27 2008 (A2008-13), see "Rundschreiben" archive.
Unfortunately, the ACM "Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction" (TOCHI) journal is not yet included in ISI's list, although it has been proposed to them (see http://scientific.thomson.com/isilinks/journals/a/ for a list of titles ISI is receiving). According to ACM, the reason is that TOCHI used to be frequently late in publication.
Also, the CHI proceedings, although highly competitive with a 15-25% acceptance ratio and the most influential publication in the field, are not included. Unlike SIGGRAPH, who turned their proceedings into a Special Issue of a journal, SIGCHI actually publishes the CHI, UIST, and CSCW conference proceedings as a journal on its own: CHI Letters. However, that journal is not even on ISI's list for review - and it's arguable that this makes sense, given the differences in scope and review process between a CHI and, say, a TOCHI paper.
Anyway, proposals to include a new journal can be sent to ISI at http://www.isinet.com/selection/.
The list is based on a search of the ISI full list of journals for any the keywords "interaction", "human", "interface", and "user", and then in addition searching the entire Subject Category "Computer Science, Cybernetics", and pulling out the HCI-related hits. It's sorted by Impact Factor.
The most relevant HCI journals are classified in the subject category "Computer Science, Cybernetics" (with 2006 Impact Factor):
|Journal Title and Home Page||ISI Short Title||Impact Factor||Subject Category||RWTH Aachen University specific information|
|Human-Computer Interaction||HUM-COMPUT INTERACT||2.391||CS, Cybernetics||Full text online from the RWTH network|
|User Modeling And User-Adapted Interaction||USER MODEL USER-ADAP||1.308||CS, Cybernetics|
|International Journal Of Human-Computer Studies||INT J HUM-COMPUT ST||1.094||CS, Cybernetics|
|Interacting With Computers||INTERACT COMPUT||0.833||CS, Cybernetics|
|International Journal Of Human-Computer Interaction||INT J HUM-COMPUT INT||0.431||CS, Cybernetics||Full text online from the RWTH network|
Less relevant journals from the subject category "Computer Science, Cybernetics" (only with impact factors of 1.0 or above):
|IEEE Transactions On Systems Man And Cybernetics Part B-Cybernetics||IEEE T SYST MAN CY B||1.538||CS, Cybernetics||More about AI, Neural Nets, etc.|
Additional hits from other Subject Categories:
|Journal Title and Home Page||ISI Short Title||Impact Factor||Subject Category||Comments|
|Communications of the ACM||COMMUN+ACM||1.509||CS, Hardware & Architecture / Software Engineering / Theory & Methods||Generic but noticed by many|
|Computer Music Journal||COMPUT MUSIC J||1.125||Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications|
|Human Factors||HUM FACTORS||0.861||Behavioral Sciences / Psychology||Mostly industrial ergonomics|
|Journal of New Music Research||J NEW MUSIC RES||0.475||Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications|
|Multimedia Systems (Springer/ACM)||MULTIMEDIA SYST||0.438||CS, Information Systems / Theory & Methods||More technical|
|Human Factors And Ergonomics In Manufacturing||HUM FACTOR ERGON MAN||0.245||Engineering, Manufacturing||Mostly workplace ergonomics|
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