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.
Description: The Editors' decision to change the title of the long-established Soviet
Studies, first published in 1949, followed the collapse of the Soviet
Union at the end of 1991. It reflected the belief that as a result the countries
of the former Soviet and East European area would gradually become more closely
linked with both Europe and Asia, while continuing to present distinctive topics
for research as a result of their specific experience.
Soviet Studies was the principal academic journal in the world
devoted to the political, economic and social affairs of what were once the
Soviet bloc countries, including their history during the Soviet period.
Europe-Asia Studies continues to focus on this body of research
topics. At the same time, the new title is intended to reflect the way in which
the transformation of these countries' political and economic systems is affecting
their relationship with the rest of Europe, and the growing links between what
was Soviet Central Asia and other countries in both Europe and Asia.
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.