Computer (magazine)

Computer is an IEEE Computer Society practitioner-oriented magazine issued to all members of the society. It contains peer-reviewed articles, regular columns, and interviews on current computing-related issues. The magazine can be categorized somewhere between a trade magazine and a research journal, drawing on elements of both. Computer provides information regarding current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the computing profession. Subscriptions of the magazine are provided free of cost to IEEE Computer Society members.

Edited byDavid Alan Grier
Publication details
IEEE Computer Society (United States)
3.564 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Computer
ISSN0018-9162 (print)
1558-0814 (web)
OCLC no.2240099

Computer covers all aspects of computer science. Since 2009, it has a digital edition too. The current editor in chief is David Alan Grier of Djaghe LLC. Its impact factor was 1.94 for 2017, and 3.564 for 2018[1]. The magazine is the recipient of the 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence.[2] Computer won the 2018 Folio: Eddie Award for its September 2017 issue, "Blockchain Technology in Finance," in the category of Association/Nonprofit, App/Digital Edition. Computer also received Folio: Eddie Digital Award honorable mentions in 2019, 2017, and 2016.


  1. "IEEE Xplore: Computer". Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  2. "Computer Magazine, IEEE". IEEE. Retrieved 9 January 2017.

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