Re: Serials Librarian (Carol Feustel) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 11 Jul 2001 20:41 UTC

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 15:47:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Serials Librarian

To Mark and others that are questioning the publication pattern of Serials

Look at the other Haworth journals your library receives.  They're all that
way.  Four issues per volume does NOT equal four issues per year at their
company.  They may publish all four issues in one year, or it may take them
YEARS to publish all four issues.  They may publish two volumes in one year.
They may wait two years between volumes.  Their ridiculous "schedule" is
nothing new.  For instance, I haven't received any issues of Journal of
Geriatric Drug Therapy for over a year. After 5 claims I was finally advised
that the title is changing and the "issues will be forthcoming."

Mr. Cohen, if you could move the company into the real world of truthful
publication schedules with ALL of your journals you would eliminate the
majority of the claims you currently receive.  We never know when the issues
are being published, therefore we claim 'just in case.'
**One volume with four issues normally equals an issue published
quarterly-every 90 days.**
Adding in an extra unannounced volume is not appreciated because we have
ever-tightening budgets.  Your company publishes lovely journals,  they just
need to abide by real schedules.


Carol Feustel

Carol S. Feustel                              phone: 513-558-0179
Serials Specialist                            fax:      513-558-1709
Health Sciences Library                 email:
University of Cincinnati
MSB R101 Box 670574
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH  45267-0574