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: The Massachusetts Historical Review and its predecessor, the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, have brought their readers superb historical writing on Boston, Massachusetts, and New England as well as on relevant topics in American history since before the Civil War. From 1859 to 1997, the Proceedings captured the dynamic intellectual achievements and contributions to historical scholarship of the Society's members and friends. In addition to essays and edited documents, each issue included an annual report that chronicled activities of the Society, the oldest institution of its kind in the United States. The Massachusetts Historical Review, introduced in 1999, is the Society's current journal. It brings readers essays rich in narrative and thoughtful analysis, as well as photo-essays, edited historical documents, and review articles.
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.