Re: ISSN for "Critical Studies in Media Communication" Linda K. Heimburger 14 Feb 2006 16:15 UTC

I've noticed this, too, with Workforce and Workforce Management: the
same ISSN.
Are publications required to change ISSN's if they change titles?

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Blackman [mailto:Christine.W.Blackman@WILLIAMS.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:31 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] ISSN for "Critical Studies in Media Communication"

On updating my local print record for this title I was surprised to see
that the journal, which started this new title in 2000, is still using
the ISSN for the previous title "Critical Studies in Mass
Communication."  I couldn't find the correct new ISSN anywhere, either
on the print issue or on the journal information Web page.  This leads
me to wonder a what the procedures are for notifying a publisher that
they should be using a new ISSN.  Can anyone at the ISSN center or a
CONSER library elaborate on this?

This is the longest period of time that I have ever noticed a journal
continue to use the old ISSN.  I was always a little bothered by the lag

time because of the confusion with citations, but usually publishers
caught up within an issue or two.  However, now with the prevalence of
electronic indexes and abstracts (which generally rely on the print ISSN

rather than the e-ISSN), MARC record services, and article linkers, this

kind of mistake has caused us to effectively lose access to 5 years of

ISSNs should be (from CONSER records validated by NSDP):

Critical Studies in Media Communication, ISSN 1529-5036 (print)
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, ISSN 0739-3180 (print)



Christine W. Blackman
Catalog Librarian
Williams College Libraries
Williamstown, MA  01267