The view of the EMSE journal is that no single metric can accurately capture the complexity of a journal, the quality of the papers it publishes, or the review process. In particular, it is known to be problematic to judge the quality of a research paper based on the impact factor (or other metrics) of the venue where it is published. At the same time, it is known that in many hiring and promotion processes metrics are currently used. For pragmatic reasons we thus summarize some key metrics for EMSE below. However, the EMSE journal discourages the use of these metrics for simple comparisons of research output or quality.
|Year||CiteScore||Percentile||Rank overall||Rank SE|
|2018||5.61||91st||31st of 360||2 of 18|
|2017||3.56||86th||50th of 360||4 of 18|
|2016||3.16||84th||58th of 367||5 of 17|
|2015||2.75||83rd||59th of 367||6 of 17|
|2014||2.79||84th||56th of 362||5 of 17|
Rank overall covers the CiteScore category of “Software”. Rank SE is based on 17 journals and one conference (ICSE) that are relatively directly relevant for Software Engineering (or explicitly have SE in their name) and are listed in the CiteScore “Software” category: TSE, EMSE, TOSEM, JSS, IST, REJ, ASE, STVR, SQJ, IEEE SW, SoSym, SPE, JSEP, IJSEKE, Science of Computer Programming (SCP), e-informatica SE Journal (EISEJ), Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, and ICSE. The total number can change somewhat between years because of additions/deletions.
For more details see Scopus CiteScore page for EMSE.
|Year||JIF||Rank overall||Rank SE|
|2018||4.457||8th of 107||2nd of 18|
|2017||2.933||11th of 104||2nd of 18|
|2016||3.275||7th of 106||1st of 18|
|2015||1.393||27th of 106||6th of 18|
|2014||2.161||9th of 106||1st of 18|
Rank overall covers the Clarivate/JCR category of “Computer Science, Software Engineering”. Rank SE is based on 18 journals that are relatively directly relevant for Software Engineering (or explicitly have SE in their name). The total number can change somewhat between years because of additions/deletions. Note that the JIF varies quite a lot between years since it is only based on a two-year window of measurements.