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.
The Journal of Caribbean Literatures (JCLs) is devoted entirely to literature, in all genres, by, about, and concerning the writers and critics of the Caribbean. I have chosen the term reflecting the Caribbean region rather than one indicating the West Indies, as is often the case, because I envision the journal as encompassing a wider region than one stipulated by or defined as West Indian. The West Indies as originally defined included the Greater and Lesser Antilles and includes such regions as Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Domenica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad, Bermuda, Tobago, Caicos Islands, Turks Islands, Cuba, and the Bahamas. The Caribbean includes these countries in addition to French overseas departments such as Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyane and countries located on the continent such as Honduras, Belize, Panama, Columbia, and Guyana, to name a few. These designations are not definitive. My desire is not to give a lesson in geography, but to stress two points: 1) the need to include a broader region than one indicated by the term West Indian, and 2) to point out that the literature of these regions, the culture, politics, language, and aesthetics are often quite different; thus the term Literatures instead of Literature.
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.