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 Japanese Studies
was established in 1974 as a
multidisciplinary forum for communicating new
information, new interpretations, and recent
research results concerning Japan to the
English-reading world. Its founders sought to
fill a vital need for
better understanding of Japan and its people and
thus chose to publish not
only in-depth research articles by scholars from
around the world
(including Japan) but also reviews of current
books on Japan and
translations of articles of unusual interest
from influential molders of
public opinion in Japan.
From the outset, the
Journal has published
broad, exploratory articles suggesting new
analyses and interpretations,
articles longer than many journals can publish,
and substantial reviews
and review articles of books published in
Western languages and in
Japanese. Today the Journal continues to
facilitate communication and
dialogue about Japan and with Japan. The
Journal has long been recognized
as a leading journal in the Japan studies field
and is considered an
invaluable resource by those seeking to
understand Japan and the myriad
components of Japanese society.
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.
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