2003 Publisher Thingies John Lucas 16 Jan 2003 18:27 UTC


Someone earlier posted about Wiley and the American Journal of Medical Genetics, changing the way they are numbering their sections (Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Seminars in Medical Genetics)  For 2003, the sections are NOT separate volume numbering at the end of the main section but now merge into the current volume of the main part with screwy citations. (well at least we won't have to worry about citations)

By now, others have recognized  that Wiley has done the same thing to other titles.

Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal of Biomedial Materials Research
Anatomical Record

One they HAVE NOT Changed is their journal Biopolymers.  Although they have merged the Nucleic Acid Sequence section back into the main volume,   Biospectroscopy is Volume 72 and Peptide Science will be Volume 73.  Both sections should have 6 issues.

QUERRY:  (Please post your response for all to see.  I am curious to see.)  Will you be binding Parts B and C of American journal of medical genetics with the corresponding volume number of Part A?  Or will you hold and bind separately?  And with the other titles??

THEN there are the previous Aspen Titles now under the Lippincott WW umbrella.  LWW is changing many of those titles to A New volume with the start of the Calendar year.  Thus, some volumes will have a second volume for 2002 consisting of 1 or 2 issues.  (a minor migrane for me)

AND THEN there is the BMJ Publishing Group which apparently has stopped publishing Print indexes to its journals.  About half of them have Electronic Author and Subject Indexes but it appears that you cannot download them unless you have paid for the online access.  (will stand corrected on that one)

We were able to download 2 of about 13 titles that we own that had the E-pages.

Anyone know of any more that we can collectively groan at ??

AGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    (ah, that feels better)


John Lucas

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