About IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs — the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history. Featuring scholarly articles by leading computer scientists and historians, as well as firsthand accounts by computer pioneers, the Annals is the primary publication for recording, analyzing, and debating the history of computing. The Annals also serves as a focal point for people interested in uncovering and preserving the records of this exciting field. The quarterly publication is an active center for the collection and dissemination of information on historical projects and organizations, oral history activities, and international conferences.

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, ISSN 1058-6180


The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society. Where possible, first hand accounts of events and activities are recorded with minimal editorial change, and scholarly reports of analyses of the historical record from archives and personal contact are published so as to better understand both the past and the future of our field.

Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to visit the Author Center for more information about submitting an article for publication.

In addition, the Annals’ homepage contains information about the latest issue, including material which could not be accommodated due to space limitations.

The members of the Editorial Board can be found at /web/computingnow/annals/edboard.