Do you and your library users access journals or articles online? Most likely the individual and citable article is the desired end product. In 2010, Elsevier introduced article-based publishing to get the final article with full citation details (volume, issue, page range) into circulation an average of seven weeks quicker.
Now article-based publishing allows for multiple volumes of a journal in a given year to be filled with articles simultaneously. This provides additional flexibility for inserting special issues without delaying other issues in progress. Librarians may notice a change in the catalogue to accommodate this flexibility with multiple volumes. For example, you may receive 12 complete volumes, appearing monthly, instead of one volume with 12 issues spread out over the year.
This change in the publication schedule (and possibly frequency) will not influence pricing or the number of articles you will be receiving. Visit the website listed below for more information on article-based publishing.