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The Subject Index to Periodicals, 1922

Nature volume 119, page 312 (26 February 1927) | Download Citation



WE welcome the appearance of this new part of the “Subject Index to Periodicals” dealing with periodical literature relating to science and technology published in the year 1922. The delay in issuing the volume, however, is very regrettable, the more so since there appears to be little improvement in this respect as successive volumes are produced. The interval of from four to five years which has to be made good by the user of the “Index” to bring his search up-to-date means a serious addition to his labours, and from the point of view of the publishers must undoubtedly tend to hinder an expansion of the subscription list to a degree commensurate with the value of the work offered. Since the interval is now so large, we are inclined to think, provided, of course, that the necessity of bridging the gap as soon as possible be kept steadily in view, that it would be better for the editors to proceed at once with the work on last year's journals so that this could be issued during the current year, and the annual volume thereafter be kept close on the heels of the material covered.

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