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Wasted efforts & strange UnderWaterWorlds Bernd-Christoph Kaemper 23 Jan 2001 22:10 UTC

Are they crazy?

I mean PennWell and their Journal "Water & Wastewater International".

In 2000, our library received the following issues

- "February 2000, volume 15, issue 1"
- "April 2000, volume 15, issue 2"
- "June 2000, volume 15, issue 3"
- "August 2000, volume 16 [!], issue 4"
- "October 2000, volume 14 [!], issue 5"
- "December 2000, volume 14 [!], issue 6"

The October issue was accompanied by a looseleaf letter from the
managing editor announcing a "relaunch featuring a new layout and
cover design" in A4 size. Apparently also featuring a sudden glitch
in the volume count ...
To complete the confusion, the December issue (received Jan 18) came
up with an undercover title change. The journal returned to letter
size and still has "Water & Wastewater International" on it, but the
impressum and running title inside has "WaterWorld, vol.16, no.11" [!].

Now I wonder whether "Water & Wastewater International" is being
absorbed into "WaterWorld", and they just mailed this special
undercover version to formally complete the subscription paid by WWI
customers, or whether they just decided to sent the special annual
issue (construction review 2000) of WaterWorld to WWI subscribers as
well (only under a different cover!). Anyhow, it seems that this isn't
just a mistake due to false binding, otherwise the theme mentioned on
the title would not be taken up in its contents.

Water & wastewater international : WWI
Vol.1, no.1 (1986)-
Houston, Tex. : MacDonald Communications, Inc., [1986]-.
Since April 1998 published by: Tulsa, OK : PennWell Pub. Co.
ISSN: 0891-5385
published 6 times a year

Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan./Feb. 1995)-
Tulsa, OK : PennWell Pub. Co., c1995-
ISSN: 1068-5839
Continues: Waterworld review ISSN 1068-5839.
published 11 times per year

The e-version is confusing as well, as is being
redirected to the WaterWorld Website, where I cannot find any archives
of WWI.

Any comments that may clear up the confusion are welcome.

Bernd-Christoph Kaemper, Stuttgart University Library