N – Journal naming standards

What happens when a journal changes its name? The US National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published draft recommendations for the presentation and identification of e-journals. When a journal changes name, publishers are likely to list older articles on the newly branded journal website, with potential confusion for users and problems for librarians (the ISSN changes as well as the URL). Updates on this work will appear on a dedicated website (www.niso.org/workrooms/piej), which also provides valuable background for any editor facing or considering a journal name change.