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.
Invertebrate Biology (IB) presents original research and review papers on all aspects of invertebrate biology--morphology and ultrastructure; genetics, phylogenetics, and evolution; physiology and ecology; neurobiology, behavior, and biomechanics; reproduction and development; cell and molecular biology--and on all types of invertebrates: protozoan and metazoan, aquatic and terrestrial, free-living and symbiotic. All contributions undergo a thorough process of peer-review. The journal, published by the American Microscopical Society (AMS), ranks among the oldest continuously published journals in the United States, having been in existence since 1880. For 100 years (1895-1995) the title was Transactions of the American Microscopical Society; it has since been published under the title Invertebrate Biology to reflect its current broad scope on the biology of invertebrate animals. The Division of Invertebrate Zoology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology joins with AMS in promoting the journal, which is co-published with Blackwell Publishing.
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.