In literature, a serial is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in smaller, sequential installments. The installments are also known as numbers, parts or fascicles, and may be released either as separate publications or within sequential issues of a periodical publication, such as a magazine, journal or newspaper. The Journal des sçavans (later spelled Journal des savants), established by Denis de Sallo, was the earliest serial published in Europe. Its content included obituaries of famous men, church history, and legal reports. The first issue appeared as a twelve-page quarto pamphlet on Monday, 5 January 1665, shortly before the first appearance of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, on 6 March 1665 (American Psychological Association, 1994).
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Kalu, Chukwuemeka. "History of Serial Publishing and Editing" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed July 11, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/serial-publishing-and-editing