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: Irish Historical Studies, the joint journal of the Irish Historical
Society and the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, is published twice
yearly (May and November). Established in 1938 under the editorship of T.W.
Moody and R. D. Edwards, it publishes (besides articles) select documents, with
editorial comment, and lists of theses completed. I.H.S. pioneered
the publication of annual lists of writings on Irish history, lists that form
the basis for the fully searchable and regularly updated database Irish History
established in 2003.
The current editors are Dr Mary Ann Lyons (Department of
History, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9) and Dr Fearghal McGarry
(School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University, Belfast, BT7 1PA).
Articles may be sent to Dr Lyons, and books for review to Dr McGarry. Business/subscription
enquiries should go to Dr W. Vaughan, Department of History, Trinity College,
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.