ftp to: archive.cis.ohio-state.edu
and look in the following directories:
The answer to this question can be found by checking the bibliographies in any of several popular textbooks. Here is the list from one such book with a focus on usability engineering:
The most important journals in the field of human-computer interaction are the following:
* ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), published by the Association for Computing Machinery. This journal will probably be dominated by long in-depth papers reporting on major projects. Also, the computer science aspects of user interfaces may get more coverage than psychological and practical aspects.
* Behaviour & Information Technology (ISSN 0144-929X), published by Taylor & Francis. This journal is a good source for reports on empirical studies of various aspects of user interfaces. Issue 1&2 in 1994 was a special double issue on usability laboratories, providing detailed coverage of a range of laboratories and practical usability methods.
* Human-Computer Interaction (ISSN 0737-0024), published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. This journal is dominated by long, somewhat academic papers with a bias in favor of psychological studies.
* Interacting with Computers (ISSN 0953-5438), published by Butterworth-Heinemann in cooperation with the British Computer Society's specialist group on Human-Computer Interaction. This journal tends to have a fair number of conceptual papers and discussion pieces.
* International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (ISSN 1044-7318), published by Ablex. This journal tends to have a broad perspective, with coverage of issues like occupational stress and organizational factors related to the use of computers.
* International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (ISSN 1071-5819), published by Academic Press. This journal is the oldest in the field (founded 1969) and was called International Journal of Man-Machine Studies (ISSN 1070-5819) until 1993. It publishes a mix of conceptual dialogue-analyses and empirical studies.
Furthermore, since 1994, the ACM has published a magazine sponsored by SIGCHI called interactions (ISSN 1072-5520). This publication seems to be the most important publication for practicing user interface designers and developers in industry.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Human Factors journal (ISSN 0018-7208) contains some papers on computer-human interaction in addition to papers on other types of human factors and is especially valuable for hardware ergonomics issues. The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society also publishes a magazine called Ergonomics in Design: The Magazine of Human Factors Applications (ISSN 1064-8046). This magazine includes coverage of industry-specific design issues for industries like aerospace, insurance, automobiles, medicine, and energy, as well as articles about broader applications. The Information Design Journal (ISSN 0142-5471) often has articles relevant to the design of screens, printouts, and documentation.
The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) publishes a quarterly magazine, SIGCHI Bulletin, which is an important source of information about current events in the field as it has a much shorter production cycle than the journals mentioned above. In fact, the SIGCHI Bulletin is probably the one publication to read on a regular basis for conference announcements and trip reports, updates on the standards committees, book reviews, and similar news. Furthermore, the Usability Professionals Association (see page 165) publishes a newsletter called Common Ground four times per year with coverage of usability testing issues.
It might be worth mentioning that all of the above (except the HF Journal, for now) are covered in their entirety in the HCI Bibliography, along with a pointer to (G-3)