Aims and scope

SN Computer Science is a broad-based, peer reviewed journal that publishes original research in all the disciplines of computer science including various inter-disciplinary aspects. The journal aims to be a global forum of, for, and by the community and offers:

Rapid peer review under the expert guidance of a global Editorial Board
No color or page charges, free submission, and is free to access for the first two years of publication
High visibility
• Opportunities to Societies/Conferences/Institutes/Laboratories/Corporates to ‘partner’ with the Journal and enjoy the benefit of planning and publishing issues in hot areas of research, without being under the pressure of publishing a full-fledge journal

SN Computer Science welcomes submissions from a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

•Artificial Intelligence
•Machine learning
•Computer Vision
•Pattern Recognition
•Image Processing
•Computer Graphics
•Human-Computer Interface
•Document and Handwriting Processing
•Video Technologies
•Biometrics and Computer Forensics
•Soft Computing
•Brain Computing
•Quantum Computing
•Information Retrieval
•Internet Computing and Data Mining
•Theoretical Computer Science: Logic, Algorithms, and Complexity
•Automated Proofs and Formal Verification
•Computational Geometry
•Information Theory
•Speech and Signal Processing
•Algorithms and Data Structures
•Programming Languages
•Software Engineering
•Computer Architecture
•Computer and Communication Networks
•Computer and Network Performance
•Modeling and Simulation
•Energy Consumption and Harvesting Computers & Networks
•Green ICT
•Computer and Network Security/Privacy
•High Performance Computing
•Parallel Computing and Architecture
•Distributed and Cloud Computing
•Social Networks
•Database Systems and Theory
•Computers and Networks in Supply Chains and Manufacturing
•Computers and Networks for Health Systems
•Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
•Cyber-Physical Systems
•Internet of Things (IoT)
•Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
•Economics and Computation

SN Computer Science publishes papers in the following categories: Original Research, as well as relevant hardware, and/or software architectures, Survey and Review Articles. All papers are evaluated on the basis of scientific content. Submissions are first screened for research and publication ethics prior to peer review. The journal reviews each submission from a sound science perspective.

In addition to direct submissions, SN Computer Science also considers papers that have been referred from Springer Nature’s prestigious computer science journal portfolio.

Peer Review Policy of the Journal

SN Computer Science follows a single blind peer review process with a minimum of 2 reviews for each article type. All original articles will undergo single blind peer reviews by two subject experts. Reviewer selection is carried out by the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors from a classified list of invited and consented reviewers, or from experts from their network, who are widely acclaimed, national and international authorities on the subject and registered in the database through the Editorial manager. In case of a split verdict, a 3rd review is sought. Associate Editors assist the Editor in Chief by handling assigned manuscripts and are totally independent and unbiased in their decision making with no conflict of interests. They ensure timely publication of the journal, besides overlooking ethical issues and scientific contents of the journal.

COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.