CSIndexbr is maintained by the Applied Software Engineering Research Group, from Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. However, our results are not endorsed by UFMG.
We also cannot assure the absence of errors, inconsitencies, and missing entries in the data provided by CSIndexbr. For this reason, the use of our data is at your own risk.
Papers are collected from DBLP. In the case of conferences, we only collect full papers, accepted in the main research track of the event. We also collect citations from CrossRef and links to preprints from arXiv (see figure).
Our code is available under a MIT license and our data is available under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. The latter grants free and non-commercial usage of our data, including adaptations. However, proper credit should be granted, by linking to CSIndexbr site and/or citing this paper. We also recommend to mention DBLP, since it is the primary source of the data collected by CSIndexbr.
Yes, but we cannot precise when we will do this. Also about this question, our license allows others to create versions for other countries. Basically, you need to provide a list of professors (name, DBLP PID, and university) for the candidate country.
It is a paper presented in the main track of a conference. We also apply a minimum page size threshold, such as:
No, in the case of conferences, we only collect full papers, describing mature and carefully evaluated work; these papers should be viewed as journal-quality papers.
In the case of conferences, check if it is a full paper, published in the main track of the event, in the period 2014-2019. If this the case, please use this form and provide data about your paper.
We do not intend to cover all CS conferences. Our interest is on journal-quality conferences, with good metrics and well-known sponsors (ACM SIGs, IEEE CS, etc). Particularly, conferences should attend the following thresholds:
We also do not track multi-conferences, since it is not possible to retrieve the h5-index of each of their conferences or tracks.
Furthermore, we set up a limit of 15 conferences per research area (the exception is Computer Networks, with 18 conferences; but this area also includes Mobile Computing).
First, journals must be indexed by Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Second, we look for journals attending the following thresholds:
We accept suggestions to track other conferences or journals. However, please check if they attend the thresholds defined in the previous questions. If you think this is the case, please use this form to inform the metrics about [Conf] or [Journal].
First, top-conferences should have:
We define as top-journals the Transactions published by ACM and IEEE Computer Society (or IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, in the case of AI journals; or IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, in the case of Robotics journals; or INFORMS, in the case of Operational Research).
Moreover, there is a limit of 3 top-journals per resarch area.
These journals are scored as conferences (weight 0.33, instead of 0.40). The following journals are classified in this category:
Using this formula:
We collect citations using Crossref API. Crossref is an official DOI registration agency. Whenever a publisher asks Crossref for a DOI, it must provide several metadata about the paper being registered, such as title, authors, date of publication, etc. Publishers can also provide the DOIs of each reference contained in the paper. In this way, Crossref is creating a database of citations; given a DOI, this database stores other DOIs that cite it.
Other questions related to citations:
We are pushing at least one update per month (including papers, citations, and arXiv preprints). Latest update dates are informed at the bottom of the Statistics page.