Communications of the ACM

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Communications of the ACM
Editor-in-chief Moshe Y. Vardi
Categories Computer science
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1957
Company Association for Computing Machinery
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 0001-0782

Communications of the ACM is the monthly magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It was established in 1957, with Saul Rosen its first managing editor. It is sent to all ACM members.[1][2] Articles are intended for readers with backgrounds in all areas of computer science and information systems. The focus is on the practical implications of advances in information technology and associated management issues; ACM also publishes a variety of more theoretical journals.

The magazine straddles the boundary of a science magazine, trade magazine, and a scientific journal. While the content is subject to peer review, the articles published are often summaries of research that may also be published elsewhere. Material published must be accessible and relevant to a broad readership.[3]

From 1960 onward, CACM also published algorithms, expressed in ALGOL. The collection of algorithms later became known as the Collected Algorithms of the ACM.[4]

Notable articles[edit]

Some notable articles are:[according to whom?][original research?]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alain Chesnais (2013). "ACM's Annual Report for FY12". Communications of the ACM 56 (1): 11–15. doi:10.1145/2398356.2398362. 
  2. ^ Rosen's vita at
  3. ^ "Publications". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  4. ^ Boisvert, Ronald F. (2000). "Mathematical software: past, present, and future". Mathematics and computers in simulation 54 (4): 227–241. doi:10.1016/s0378-4754(00)00185-3. 
  5. ^ Weiss, E. A.; Corley, Henry P. T. (1958). "Letters to the editor". Communications of the ACM 1 (4): 6. doi:10.1145/368796.368802. 
  6. ^ "Letters to the editor". Communications of the ACM 1 (7): 2–3. doi:10.1145/368873.368877. 
  7. ^ "Letter to the editor of operations research". Communications of the ACM 2 (1): 4–5. doi:10.1145/377930.377934. 
  8. ^ Naur, Peter (1966). "The science of datalogy". Communications of the ACM 9 (7): 485. doi:10.1145/365719.366510. 
  9. ^ C.A.R. Hoare (1961). "Partition: Algorithm 63, Quicksort: Algorithm 64, and Find: Algorithm 65". Communications of the ACM 4 (7): 321. doi:10.1145/366622.366644. 
  10. ^ M. Davis, G. Logemann, D. Loveland (1962). "A Machine Program for Theorem Proving". Communications of the ACM 5 (7): 394–397. doi:10.1145/368273.368557. 
  11. ^ Backus, J. W.; Wegstein, J. H.; Van Wijngaarden, A.; Woodger, M.; Nauer, P.; Bauer, F. L.; Green, J.; Katz, C.; McCarthy, J.; Perlis, A. J.; Rutishauser, H.; Samelson, K.; Vauquois, B. (1963). "Revised report on the algorithm language ALGOL 60". Communications of the ACM 6 (1): 1–17. doi:10.1145/366193.366201. 
  12. ^ K. Nygaard, O.-J. Dahl (1966). "Simula: An ALGOL-based simulation language". Communications of the ACM 9 (9): 671–678. doi:10.1145/365813.365819. 
  13. ^ E.W. Dijkstra (1968). "Go To statement considered harmful". Communications of the ACM 11 (3): 148. doi:10.1145/362929.362947. 
  14. ^ E.W. Dijkstra (2008) [1968]. "(A Look Back at) Go To Statement Considered Harmful". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  15. ^ E.W. Dijkstra (1968). "Structure of the 'THE'-Multiprogramming System". Communications of the ACM 11 (5): 341–346. doi:10.1145/363095.363143. 
  16. ^ R.L. Rivest, A. Shamir, L.M. Adleman (1978). "A Method for Obtaining Digital Signatures and Public-Key Cryptosystems". Communications of the ACM 21 (2): 120–126. doi:10.1145/359340.359342. 

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