Communications of the ACM
Edited byAndrew A. Chien
Publication details
22.7 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Commun. ACM

Communications of the ACM is the monthly journal of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It was established in 1958,[2] with Saul Rosen as its first managing editor. It is sent to all ACM members.[3][4] Articles are intended for readers with backgrounds in all areas of computer science and information systems. The focus is on the practical implications of advances in information technology and associated management issues; ACM also publishes a variety of more theoretical journals. The magazine straddles the boundary of a science magazine, trade magazine, and a scientific journal. While the content is subject to peer review, the articles published are often summaries of research that may also be published elsewhere. Material published must be accessible and relevant to a broad readership.[5]

From 1960 onward, CACM also published algorithms, expressed in ALGOL. The collection of algorithms later became known as the Collected Algorithms of the ACM.[6]

CACM announced a transition to entirely open access in February 2024,[1] as part of ACM's commitment to make all articles open access.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2023 impact factor of 22.7.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b "CACM Is Now Open Access". Communications of the ACM. 23 February 2024.
  2. ^ Gotlieb, Calvin C. (1 January 2008). "A time to retrospect and prospect". Communications of the ACM. 51 (1): 26–29. doi:10.1145/1327452.1327469. ISSN 0001-0782. S2CID 40048120.
  3. ^ Alain Chesnais (2013). "ACM's Annual Report for FY12". Communications of the ACM. 56 (1): 11–15. doi:10.1145/2398356.2398362.
  4. ^ Rosen's vita at
  5. ^ "Publications". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  6. ^ Boisvert, Ronald F. (2000). "Mathematical software: past, present, and future". Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 54 (4): 227–241. arXiv:cs/0004004. Bibcode:2000cs........4004B. doi:10.1016/s0378-4754(00)00185-3. S2CID 15157725.
  7. ^ "Communications of the ACM". 2023 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2023.