Factors that affect cataloging of cumulations are:

a. Title

In many cases, the title of the cumulation is identical to that of the individual issues. In other situations the title of the cumulation may contain a word, such as "cumulated," which constitutes a different title (e.g., Index medicus and Cumulated index medicus).

b. Designation

Possible situations include:

Cumulation numbered in with the individual issues (e.g., no. 4 of a quarterly)

Different designation systems (e.g., individual issues have volume numbering, cumulation has date only)

Cumulation has volume and year, individual issues have volume number and internal numbers and months

All issues have only a chronological designation

See also:

17.2. Cumulations