Re: Numbering of journals Mitch Turitz 10 Feb 1999 18:08 UTC
Gretchen: I would recommend against calling the new volume "vol. 4" because it may confuse your customers who may then try to claim volumes 1-3. If you really want to start the volume numbering over again, how about "New Series, volume 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1999)". That will make it clear that there was a previous numbering system but this supersedes it. I would also add a note, either on the title page or in the editorial section, explaining the change. I would also be clear in the note as to why you are changing the volume numbering and dropping thenote "supplement to" - does this reflect a change in the subject coverage? (that may affect the cataloging of the title). I am a little confused as to why you want to conisder these as two separate titles, but only make them available for subscription together. -- Mitch ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 16:34:38 -0500 From: Gretchen Voter <GVOTE@BLACKWELLPUB.COM> Subject: Numbering of journals 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 patrons. The scenario: We're not sure what volume number to use for the new Journal B. 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 package). 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. Sincerely, Gretchen Voter email@example.com ______________________________________________________ _^_ _^_ ( ___ )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-( ___ ) | | | | | | Mitch Turitz, Serials Librarian | | | | San Francisco State University Library | | | | Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org | | | | http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~turitz | | | | | | ( ___ )-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-==-( ___ ) V V "Warning: Dates in calendar are closer than they appear."