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Comp.software-eng FAQ (Part 3): readings
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Date: 31 Jul 2002

A. Professional Journals
Meant for working professionals with technical backgrounds.
   1.  IEEE Software
       summary: often presents recent research work, but much more readably
         than typical research journals.
       publisher: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
       subscriptions: IEEE Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, P.O. Box 1331,
         Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA
   2.  Software Engineering Notes
       summary: unrefereed newsletter; includes digest of comp.risks
       publisher: ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGSOFT (Special
         Interest Group on Software engineering)
       subscriptions: ACM, 11 West 42d St, New York, NY 10036, USA
   3.  Software Maintenance News
       summary: monthly report on people and technology in maintenance; aimed
         at practitioners
       publisher: Software Maintenance News Inc, B10 Suite 237, 4546 El Camino
         Real, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA
       subscriptions: as above
   4.  Software Testing, Verification and Reliability
       summary: aimed at practitioners; dissemination of new techniques,
         methodologies and standards
       publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex
         PO19 1UD, UK
   5.  The Software Practitioner (TSP)
       summary: started late 1990; meant for real practitioners
       publisher: Computing Trends, 1416 Sare Rd., Bloomington IN  47401  USA;
         voice/fax: 812-337-8047
   6.  Software Testing & Quality Engineering (at http://www.stqemagazine.com/)
       summary: Practical and relevent. Largely authored by practicing software
         QA and testing professionals.
       publisher: Software Quality Engineering (see http://www.sqe.com) since
         1998; previously published as Software QA by Steve Whitchurch.
B. Mixed Research and Practice
   1.  Journal of Software Maintenance: Research and Practice
       summary: refereed; intended for both researchers and practitioners;
         joint US/UK editorial board
       publisher: Wiley (see above)
       subscriptions: Journals Subscription Department, at above address
   2.  Software Engineering Journal (SEJ)
       summary: full spectrum of articles from practical experience to long-
         term research
       publisher: IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) and BCS (British
         Computer Society); write to IEE Publication Sales, PO Box 96,
         Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2SD, United Kingdom.
   3.  Software: Practice and Experience
       summary: not always software engineering; good reputation for practice
       publisher: Wiley (see above)
   4.  The Software Quality Journal
       summary: academic research and industrial case studies and experience
       publisher: Chapman & Hall, Journals Promotion Department, North
         America:29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001-2291, USA.  Europe:
         2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, UK
C. Research Journals
Meant for presenting recent research results.
   1.  Information and Software Technology (IST)
       summary: broad spectrum, much software engineering, software process,
         but also computer science topics.
       publisher: Butterworth-Heineman, Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford, UK
   2.  Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE)
       summary: main software engineering research journal
       publisher: IEEE (see above)
   3.  Transaction on Software Engineering Methodology (TOSEM)
       summary: first issue dated January 1992; not enough track record for an
         opinon yet.
       publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
   4.  Journal of Systems and Software
       summary: meant to be more practitioner-oriented than other research
         journals
       publisher: Elsevier
D. Other magazines
   1.  Software
       summary: "For Managers of Enterprise-Wide Software Resources" primarily
         aimed at Management Information Systems (MIS) world
       publisher: Sentry Publishing Company, Inc, 1900 West Park Drive,
         Westborough, MA 01581, (508) 366-2031
   2.  Testing Techniques Newsletter
       summary: E-mailed on a monthly basis to support the publisher's
         customers and to provide information of general use to the testing
         community.
       publisher: Software Research, Inc.,  625 Third Street,  San Francisco,
         CA 94107-1997; Phone: (415) 957-1441; Toll Free: (800) 942-SOFT; FAX:
         (415) 957-0730; E-MAIL: ttn@soft.com.

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