Living in a time of change

Magnus Ramage (Department of Communication and Systems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Chris Bissell (Department of Communication and Systems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
David Chapman (Department of Communication and Systems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 4 January 2013



The purpose of this paper is to present a vision for the future development of Kybernetes under a new editorship.


The new Editors are introduced, the strengths and history of the journal reviewed, and plans for its future development described.


The future of Kybernetes will build on its long and distinguished heritage, noting especially the strengths of interdisplinarity, internationality, and strong links with major cybernetic societies across the world. While maintaining these strengths, the new Editors will seek to develop further the conversations between diverse fields contributing to the journal and to bring a new emphasis to the interdisciplinary study of information, to studies of the social implications of cybernetics and related fields, and to profiles of thinkers in cybernetics, systems and management science.


This is only the second time that there has been a change of editor in the more than 40 years that Kybernetes has been published. The journal (and the whole field of cybernetics and systems) owes the past editors a great debt of thanks for their outstanding work, but the time has come for change. This paper starts to identify new directions under the new Editors.



Ramage, M., Bissell, C. and Chapman, D. (2013), "Living in a time of change", Kybernetes, Vol. 42 No. 1, pp. 5-12.

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