Use an edition statement only for editions that refer to the entire serial and address a specific audience.

When a phrase appears with the word "edition," generally transcribe it as an edition statement after determining that the phrase does not constitute the designation.

When a phrase appears without the word "edition," consider whether it constitutes a section title or an edition statement.

Do not bracket in the word "[ed.]".

Supply an edition statement in brackets when none appears on the piece and all other areas of the description are identical to other editions.

Use the edition statement as a qualifier in a uniform title when there is more than one serial with the same title and the serials are issued in the same place.

See also:

Module 9. Edition Statement (field 250)