The
field of *Information
Theory* was born out of Claude
Shannon’s landmark 1948 paper, *A Mathematical Theory of Communication*. Current
activity in the field can be found at the IEEE Information Theory Society home page.

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The
IEEE
Transactions on Information Theory is the main (western) journal devoted
to information theory

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Problems of Information Transmission is a translation of
the Russian "Problemy Peredachi
Informatsii"

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A
lot of information theory preprints are posted on the cs.IT section of the arXiv

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Communications in Information and Systems publishes papers in
information theory

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A
more recent journal (started in March 2003) is the International Journal of Quantum
Information

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Another
journal started in 2003 is the Foundations and Trends in Communications and
Information Theory

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There
is also an electronic journal devoted to Entropy and its relationship
with various fields

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And
there's Information and Control and its continuation
Information and Computation

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An
article on the fascinating connections between information
theory and fundamental physics

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What
some people think about the second law of thermodynamics

Originally
motivated by important problems in communications engineering, as a modern
scientific field information theory has fundamental connections with various
other fields.