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Re: Journal of Experimental Zoology (Florence Schreibstein) Marcia Tuttle 28 Apr 1999 12:44 UTC

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 08:17:56 -0400
From: florence schreibstein <>
Subject: Re: Journal of Experimental Zoology (Lynne Stevens)

  Wiley has a number of biomedical titles that follow the same pattern:
American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Anatomical Record, Biopolymers
with 2 sections, Cancer, International Journal of Cancer and probably
others.  Elsevier also has journals with this kind of arrangement.

  At the AECOM Library where we are in the final stages of implementing
the VTLS system we are considering the sections apart from the patterning
of the main title. We checkin the section title as an added issue.  While
this works well for most of the issues received it still does not predict
when the next issue of the section is due nor aid in the claiming process.
These titles require a fair amount of manual manipulation to reflect this

  I also noticed with Wiley that while there is calendar of the
publication schedule there is a discrepancy between the month listed on
the calendar and on the front cover.

  I would be very interested to see if you get a reply from Wiley and what
it says.  Publishers do listen to us but not as often as we would like.

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 17:45:08 -0400
>From: Lynne Stevens <lstevens@RMWC.EDU>
>Subject: Journal of Experimental Zoology
>Included below is the message I sent this afternoon to the Wiley company,
>publisher of the above title.  Their pub pattern for 1999 (and continuing?)
>is 18 issues in vol. 283-285, the four issues of vol.285 being interspersed
>as dated issues through the year.   I believe I'm speaking for most of us
>when I say that this unusual a publication pattern is difficult and
>frustrating.  I'll post their answer when I receive it.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lynne Stevens
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 5:35 PM
>> To:   ''
>> Subject:      Journal of Experimental Zoology
>> Re:  Journal of Experimental Zoology
>> Help would be appreciated.  We, like many other libraries, check in on an
>> automated system.The system requires us to set up a publication pattern so
>> that the next issue can be predicted, and so we know if a scheduled issue
>> is missed.  I understand from what is printed in Journal of Experimental
>> Zoology that there will be 18 issues this year, 4 of which are in your
>> special volume, Molecular and Developmental Evolution.
>> There are two problems.  First, although I know how many issues are being
>> published in each month, I do not know what volume/issue numbers will go
>> with which dates.  Your supplying that information would be helpful.
>> Second, perhaps your scheme of interlacing the last-numbered of the three
>> volumes of this year with the two earlier ones could be re-defined for
>> next year.  It is impossible for our system (and, I suspect, any other) to
>> work with a pattern in which the chronological order of dates does not
>> correspond to the ascending order of volume and issue numbers.
>> There is a listserve for those who work with serials in libraries.  I will
>> post a message to that list that I have sent this message to you, and
>> would like to post your response to the list when I receive it.  I know
>> those who subcribe to this title will find it helpful.
>> Thank you for your attention.
>> Lynne N. Stevens
>> Serials Coordinator
>> Lipscomb Library
>> Randolph-Macon Woman's College
>> 804 947-8133/FAX 804 947-8134

Florence Schreibstein
Asst Director
D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY 10461
tel: 718-430-3110
fax: 718-430-8795