, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 1-5
Date: 11 Dec 2008

50 years of WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK: Moving on to new shores...

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50 years ago – in 1959 – the first issue of the journal elektronische datenverarbeitung (electronic data processing) appeared with the objective to close the gap in scientific research publications with respect to the “practical application of computers in business” (n. a. 1959, p. 3). In those days probably neither the editorial staff nor the publisher or the readers expected that this journal under the name of WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK would advance to the most important scientific journal of this young field in the German-speaking countries, to the field’s central publication, and to its only internationally acknowledged German-language journal over the last five decades. By means of this anniversary issue we want to honor that success – and the journal’s 50th anniversary.

Based on the previously outlined success and on the occasion of this anniversary, what would be more obvious than to strategically set the journal’s course? What would be more obvious than to align the journal with the

This article is also available in German in print and via http://www.wirtschaftsinformatik.de: Buhl HU (2008) 50 Jahre Zeitschrift WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK: Auf zu neuen Ufern…. WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11576-008-0110-5.