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.
Italian Americana is the first and only historical and cultural journal about the Italian experience in America. It was founded by Richard Gambino in 1974. Carol Albright is the editor-in-chief. John Paul Russo is co-editor and review editor and Christine Palamidessi Moore is the senior editor and the supplementary website editor (www.italianamericana.com). The journal contains historical articles, literary and cultural criticism, fiction, memoirs, poems, and reviews as well as an occasional report on dissertations having to do with Italian Americans. Succeeding Dana Gioia, who was poetry editor from 1994-2003, is the current editor, Michael Palma. Articles have ranged from topics on the paintings of Ralph Fasanella and the fiction and theatre of Don DeLillo, to Horatio Alger’s Italian Phil the Fiddler, the Sicilian latifondia, Italians and the Lawrence strike of 1912, and Protestant Italian Americans, among others. Award-winning authors, such as Salvatore LaPuma and Mary Caponegro (who received an honorable mention in the Best Short Stories of 1998 for work published in Italian Americana) have published stories and Jay Parini, Sandra Gilbert, and Lewis Turco have published their poems in the journal. An annual competition the Monsignor Geno Baroni Competititon, is given each year for the best history article printed in the journal; one piece of creative writing published in the journal is annually designated the Salvator and Margaret Bonomo Memorial Competition winner.
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.