Guest editorial:Travels with the Journal

P.S. Kruger


With due respect to: Travels with my Aunt (1969): A novel by Graham Greene and Travels with a Donkey in the Cennes (1879): An adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Beginning

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 1965)
Prior to the publishing of the first edition of the South African Journal of Industrial Engineering in June 1987, publishing opportunities in South Africa for Industrial Engineering material were somewhat limited. The main publications catering for some aspects of Industrial Engineering were the FWP-Journal (established 1961) and to some extent ORiON (established 1985). Even internationally rather few journals existed dedicated solely to Industrial Engineering with notable exceptions being the IIE-Transactions (established 1969) and Computers and Industrial Engineering (established 1975) both from the United States of America. At present the Directory of Open Access Journals lists a total of 18 journals with Industrial Engineering as their main subject area.


South Africa; Woermann Brock & Co; Harold Pupkewitz; Namibia;

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