Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH)


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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.

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • On-site and remotely sensed data collection
  • Enhanced 2D media for CH
  • 3D digital artifact capture, representation and manipulation
  • Tools for reconstruction and processing of digital representations
  • Metadata, classification schema, ontologies and semantic processing for CH multimedia repositories
  • Analytic tools to assist scholars' research on collections or artifacts
  • ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration
  • Augmentation of physical collections with digital presentations
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies for virtual and digital museums
  • Human-Computer interfaces for virtual and digital museums
  • Story-telling and other forms of communication, multimedia systems
  • Serious games
  • Web-based and mobile technologies for CH
  • Long term preservation of digital artifacts
  • Provenance, copyright and IPR
  • Digital capture and annotation of intangible heritage (performance, audio, dance, oral heritage)
  • ICT technologies in support of creating new cultural experiences or digital artifacts
  • Applications (e.g. in Education and Tourism)

JOCCH indexing

JOCCH indexed on SCOPUS

The figures available for 2017 at  and are:

CiteScore 2017: 1.62

SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) 2017: 0.277

SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) 2017: 1.124


CiteScore: measures average citations received per document published in the serial.

SJR = SCImago Journal Rank is weighted by the prestige of a journal. Subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. SJR also normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields.

SNIP = Source Normalized Impact per Paper measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.

JOCCH indexed on ISI

We are pleased to inform you that the Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage has been accepted by ISI to be included into the Science Citation Index Expanded, as well as the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. JOCCH first Impact Factor with this year's JCR (2016) is of .500.

This is an important achievement: The selection process is rigorous and receiving an Impact Factor is a key indicator of the quality of JOCCH and its authors.

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