I work at an academic publishing company. We have recently come across
an issue which we had never thought about before concerning the
numbering of one of our journals. Our hope is that by contacting this
listserv we can set up a policy that is user-friendly for librarians and
The scenario: We're not sure what volume number to use for the new
Journal A comes out four times a year. A few years ago we launched
Journal B as a supplement to Journal A. It was labeled Volume 40,
numbers 1 and 2 (corresponding to the Volume number of Journal A.)
In 1999: we agreed to drop the "supplement to" part and changed the
title. It will be coming out three issues a year now. However, you can
only subscribe to both Journal A & B together (one price for both as a
What volume do we call the new Journal B? The same volume number as
before or Volume 4 (with a note, formerly called .......)?
As I am not a member of this listserv, any responses will need to be
sent to me directly for me to see them. I appreciate any thoughts or
ideas you have.