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Serial (publishing)

In publishing and library and information science, the term serial is applied to materials "in any medium issued under the same title in a succession of discrete parts, usually numbered (or dated) and appearing at regular or irregular intervals with no predetermined conclusion."[1]


  • Periodicals 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In contrast to serials in general, a periodical has been defined as "A serial publication with its own distinctive title, containing a mix of articles ... by more than one contributor, issued ... at regular stated intervals of less than a year, without prior decision as to when the final issue will appear."[2] This includes magazines and journals, but not proceedings or newspapers.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Serial". ODLIS — Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Abc-Clio. 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Periodical". ODLIS — Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Abc-Clio. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Newspaper". ODLIS — Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Abc-Clio. Retrieved 2015-07-08. 

External links

  • Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science
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