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.