Communications of the ACM (CACM) is the flagship monthly magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). First published in 1957, CACM is sent to all ACM members. The articles are intended for readers with backgrounds in all areas of computer science. The focus is on practical material; ACM also publishes a variety of more theoretical journals. A collection of magazines A magazine is a periodical publication containing a variety of articles, generally financed by advertising and/or purchase by readers. ... The Association for Computing Machinery, or ACM, was founded in 1947 as the worlds first scientific and educational computing society. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Computer science is the study of information and computation. ...
CACM straddles the boundary of a science magazine, trade magazine, and a scientific journal. While the content is subject to peer review (and is counted as such in many university assessments of research output), the articles published are often summaries of research previously published elsewhere, and material published must be accessible and relevant to a broad readership. A science magazine is a periodical publication with news, opinions and reports about science for a non-expert audience. ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ... Peer review (known as refereeing in some academic fields) is a scholarly process used in the publication of manuscripts and in the awarding of funding for research. ...
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