propsal to change ICBN, I

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Thu Apr 3 08:43:42 CST 1997

At 09:10 AM 4/3/97 -0700, JOSEPH E. LAFERRIERE wrote:
>   The definition  of "periodical" is worded so as to include
>such  publications   as  Phytologia   and  Systematic  Botany
>Monographs, published  nonperiodically, i.e.  on an irregular
>basis rather  than on  a regular monthly, quarterly, or other

I believe librarians use the word "serial" to refer to publications issued
on a recurring basis, whether regular or not. So a periodical is a type of
serial, and perhaps serial is the word you want.

Curtis Clark             
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