Who’s on First? from John Doyle’s Legal Periodicals Blog, Sept 27th, 2005 posting.
“When is Winter?
Is northern hemisphere Winter at the end of the year, or the beginning of the year? Would you expect a journal’s Winter issue to precede the Spring issue or follow the Fall issue? The law journal editors don’t really know either. The tendency is to have the Winter issue precede the Spring issue in the same year, but there are many examples where the opposite occurs, where the journal publishes the Fall 2004 issue and then subsequently the Winter 2004 issue (examples are: Hofstra L. Rev., John Marshall L. Rev., Marq. L. Rev., U. Cin. L. Rev., U. Pitt. L. Rev.). “
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