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No. of Issues per Vol. -- Query from Publisher (Richard Gedye) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 16 Apr 1998 13:54 UTC

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 14:10:12 +0100
Subject: Is there an optimum number of issues in a volume?

I wonder if I could turn to SERIALST readers for a small piece of advice.

One of our journals is published in annual volumes of 12 monthly issues. Each
issue has approximately 240 pages.

The editor is now asking that from 1999 we should publish the 12 issues as 2
volumes of 6 issues rather than one volume of 12 issues. Our inclination is to
stick with the status quo. But what do you think? Would 2 volumes of 6 issues
be more convenient? Or would the change just add yet another unwelcome piece of
extra administration?

Any views would be most helpful.

Richard Gedye

Richard Gedye
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Oxford University Press
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