IBM Journal Subscriptions

How to Subscribe and Access Back Issues

Subscriptions to the IBM Journal of Research and Development (Including IBM Systems Journal) can be ordered and fulfilled through the IEEE Xplore platform.

A subscription to the IBM Journal of Research and Development includes access to the current year of the journal, as well as the complete ~50 years for both the IBM Journal of Research and Development and the IBM Systems Journal.

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It is also possible to purchase single articles at IEEE Xplore.

The site for the IBM Journal of Research and Development (Including IBM Systems Journal) is here.

Back issues of the IBM Systems Journal are here.

For other inquiries contact:
- Cliff Pickover, Editor-in-Chief: cliffp /at/ us dot ibm dot com
- Rachel D. Henriquez, Staff Editor

To submit a paper, see the Author's Guide. Our space is very limited, and we generally publish on particular themes. We suggest you first query the Editor-in-Chief by submitting an Abstract only, so that we can determine if the topic of your proposed paper is appropriate for a particular issue theme.

A Sampling of Recent Themes

See recent array of covers here.

59(6): "Technologies for Educational Transformation"
59(4/5): "IBM z13 Technology and Design"
59(2/3): "Multimedia and Visual Analytics"
59(1): "IBM POWER8 Technology"

58(5/6): "Smarter Commerce"
58(4): "Smarter Finance"
58(2/3): "Software Defined Environments"
58(1): "Cybersecurity for a Smarter Planet"

57(6): "Mobile Computing and IBM POWER7+ Technologies"
57(5): "Disaster Recovery and Resilient Computing"
57(3/4): "Massive-Scale Analytics"
57(1/2): "IBM Blue Gene/Q"

56(6): "IT-Enabled Business Transformation at IBM"
56(5): "Technologies for Healthcare Transformation"
56(3/4): "This is Watson"
56(1/2): "IBM zEnterprise Systems and Technology"
55(6): "Cloud Computing"
55(5): "Frontiers of Information Technology"
55(4): "Cathode Lens Microscopy for Nanoscience"
55(3): "IBM POWER7 Technology and Systems"
55(1/2): "Smarter Cities"

54(6): "Technology from Emerging-Market Countries"
54(5): "Commercial Software for Multicore Systems"
54(4): "Technologies for a Smarter Planet"
54(3): "Business Integrity and Risk Management"
54(2): "Business Value through Software Development"
54(1): "Network-Optimized Computing"

Vol. 53, No. 6: "Global Service Delivery Technologies"
Vol. 53, No. 5: "Hybrid Computing Systems"
Vol. 53, No. 4: "Internet and Enterprise-Scale Data Centers"
Vol. 53, No. 3: "Environmental Monitoring and Management"
Vol. 53, No. 2: "Harmonizing Security and Privacy"
Vol. 53, No. 1: "IBM z10 System"

Vol. 52, No. 6: "3D Chip Technology"
Vol. 52, No. 4/5: "Storage Technologies and Systems"
Vol. 52, No. 3: "Soft Errors in Circuits and Systems"
Vol. 52, No. 1/2: "Applications of Massively Parallel Systems"

Vol. 51, No. 6: "IBM POWER6 Microprocessor Technology"
Vol. 51, No. 5: "Cell Broadband Engine Technology and Systems"
Vol. 51, No. 3/4: "Business Optimization"
Vol. 51, No. 1/2: "IBM System z9"

Vol. 50, No. 6: "Systems Biology"
Vol. 50, No. 4/5: "Advanced Silicon Technology"
Vol. 50, No. 2/3: "Exploratory Systems Research"
Vol. 50, No. 1: "Spintronics"

Note that issues beginning in 2009 of the IBM Journal of Research and Development and the IBM Systems Journal are combined into one online only publication.

Journal Staff

  • Cliff Pickover
    IBM Journal of Research and Development

  • Rachel D. Henriquez
    Staff Editor
    IBM Journal of Research and Development