A title history is the publication history of a journal and includes a listing of the family of related journals. The most common relationship is to a previous and/or continuing title, where a journal continues publishing with a change to its official title. Other common relationships include a journal that is a supplement to another journal, a journal that is absorbed into another journal, a journal that splits into two or more new journals, or two or more journals that merge to form a new journal. For each of these related journals, the title history lists the dates published.
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Description: The Royal Society first published obituaries of its Fellows in 1830, in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Initially obituaries were read at the Anniversary meeting, often by the President himself, and were printed in the record of that meeting. From 1859 they appeared in a separate section at the back. Articles were anonymous until the 1880s. The first image to accompany an obituary was that of Franz Cornelius Donders. Their usage grew significantly from the 1920s. In 1905, Proceedings split into two series, Series A, (papers on the mathematical and physical sciences) and Series B, (biological sciences). Occasionally a subject had an obituary in both series. From 1932 obituaries of nearly every deceased Fellow and Foreign Member have appeared in Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society (1932-1954) and Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society (1955 onward).
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
History of Science & Technology
Arts & Sciences VII Collection,
JSTOR Essential Collection