ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH) publishes papers of significant and lasting value in all areas relating to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of Cultural Heritage. The journal encourages the submission of manuscripts that demonstrate innovative use of technology for the discovery, analysis, interpretation and presentation of cultural material, as well as manuscripts that illustrate applications in the Cultural Heritage sector that challenge the computational technologies and suggest new research opportunities in computer science.

The field Cultural Heritage spans many distinct sub-areas, which may be divided into two major classifications: tangible heritage, such as the discovery, documentation, organization, interpretation and communication of artifacts, monuments, sites, museums, and collections (including digital archives, catalogues and libraries); and intangible heritage, such as music, performance, storytelling, and mythology. In addition, the increasing volume of digital cultural artifacts and collections is becoming an important body of heritage content in its own right. Submissions that have led to actual cultural applications are particularly welcomed.

Authors should consult the Topical Scope and Submission Instructions for additional guidance.

NEW ISSUE AVAILABLE: 7:3 (June 2014)

New options for ACM authors to manage rights and permissions for their work:
ACM introduces a new publishing license agreement, an updated copyright transfer agreement, and a new author-pays option which allows for perpetual open access through the ACM Digital Library.
For more information, visit the ACM Author Rights webpage at

** News on ORCID **
ACM is endorsing ORCID, a community-based effort to create a global registry of unique researcher identifiers for the purpose of ensuring proper attribution of works to their creators. JOCCH authors are invited to create an ORCID unique researcher identifier (see at ) and to add this id at submission time.

** Impact Factor Update (July 2014) **

The journal Impact Factor (IF) is produced by ISI. A pre-condition to the application process is a record of timely publication of journal issues over a two-year period. I am pleased to announce that JOCCH followed a regular publishing schedule from 2012 through 2013 and so the procedure for requesting the ISI IF certification started early 2014. The evaluation period will take approximately two years.
In the meantime, please note that ACM JOCCH is cited and measured in SCImago and in the Elsevier's Journal Metrics system, based on Scopus data.