History

This page contains some information about the history of the Journal of the ACM.

First issue

The very first issue of JACM appeared in January 1954.

50th anniversary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the journal, some articles retracing the history of JACM, written by some of its former editor-in-chiefs, have appeared in Volume 50, Issue 5.

Editors-in-Chief

The following people served as editors-in-chief of JACM over the years:

1954–1958
Franz L. Alt
1959–1962
Mario L. Juncosa
1963–1965
Richard Hammer
1966–1968
Calvin C. Gotlieb
1969–1972
Gerard Salton
1973–1975
Raymond E. Miller
1976–1979
Edward G. Coffman, Jr.
1979–1982
Michael R. Garey
1983–1986
Michael J. Fischer
1986–1990
Daniel J. Rosenkrantz
1991–1997
Tom Leighton
1997–2003
Joseph Y. Halpern
2003–2009
Prabhakar Raghavan
2009–
Victor Vianu