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 Southern History, which is edited at and
sponsored by Rice University, is a quarterly devoted to the history of the
American South and is unrestricted as to chronological period,
methodology, or southern historical topic. The Journal
publishes refereed articles and solicited book reviews and book notes on
all aspects of southern history. As the organ of the Southern Historical
Association, which is headquartered in the Department of History at the
University of Georgia, the Journal also publishes items
pertaining to the business of the Association as well as news and notices
of interest to historians of and in the South. The purpose of the Southern
Historical Association is to encourage the study of history in the South
with an emphasis on the history of the South.
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.