About the Journal

Focus and Scope

SBC Reviews on Computer Science (ROCS) - or simply SBC Reviews - is a publication of the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC) that aims to publish comprehensive and detailed literature reviews on various topics of interest in computing, offering a channel for the dissemination of high-quality secondary studies and a reliable source for researchers looking for information about the state of the art in computer technologies.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions – written in English – presenting secondary studies, which will be evaluated taking into account both the rigor and reproducibility of the selection process of primary works, as well as the quality and reliability of the analysis of these works. Selected works should offer a contribution to the target area of the study. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Image Processing
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Computer Ontologies
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Computing Applied to Health
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Databases
  • Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Digital Games & Entertainment
  • Fault-Tolerant Systems
  • Formal Methods
  • Geoinformatics
  • High-Performance Computer Architecture and Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Informatics in Education
  • Information and Computer Systems Security
  • Information systems
  • Multimedia and Web Systems
  • Musical Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Programming languages
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Virtual reality


SBC Reviews adopts the Continuous Publication model. It means that articles are published soon after acceptance, without the need to wait for the complete composition of the fascicles or serial editions. This modality brings advantages for all actors of scientific information --- researchers, students, readers, publishers, and funding agencies --- by promoting speed in the process of communication and availability of research for reading and citation.

Open Access Policy

SBC Reviews offers immediate open access to its content, following the principle that making scientific knowledge freely available to the public provides greater global democratization of knowledge. There are no subscription, submission, review, editing, or publication fees.


Authors of articles published in SBC Reviews retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate their article, in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0).