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What is the difference between Volume and Issue?

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F. Hope

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Answered Oct 10, 2019

Volume and Issue are terms used in journals for easy identification of its series. A volume can be defined as the total number of issues of a journal over a period of one year. In other words, volume refers to the various publications that make up a journal over a period of one year. Issue, on the other hand, is the various publications that make up a journal. For example, if a company releases 12 publications in its yearly volume, it means there are 12 issues in that volume.

So, the 12 publications are what made up the journal for the whole year. Let's look at this example. From 2010 to 2019, a company will have its 9th volume in 2019, whereas the numbers of issues within this period depend solely on the total number of publications that were released. Volume numbers are very important in journals, while you may not need to include issue numbers in a journal.

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E. Stanley

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E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Sep 10, 2019

Volume and numbers aid in classifying individual issues within a journal series, because a volume can either be defined numerically or physically. A volume is numbered yearly, while an issue can be published several times within the same year. Issues number will change depending on how many issues were being released within the given years.

Volume may have from one to ten issues within the same year. An issue is an assembly of printed sheets which form a book. A volume consists of pages bound together in the form of a book. An issue can be an act or publication made from printed sheets and bound together to form a book.

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Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered Aug 23, 2019

Issue and volume are commonly seen in journals to help the readers identify individual issues they are looking for. A volume covers the entire publication of a year meaning to say if a journal has four publications, the journal will have four issues for its volume in that year. If a journal has a monthly publication (total of 12 issues), its yearly volume is 12 issues.

In layman’s term, a volume is the collection of pages bound together to form a book. An issue, on the other hand, is the printed sheets bound together forming the book. Let’s say, you are looking for a certain comic book that you loved reading as a kid but never remembered the title, if you remember the year and month (name of publisher would be helpful) you first read it, there is a high chance that you will find it.

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