Bulletin of the International String Figure Association

Edited by - Mark A. Sherman, Pasadena, California
Associate Editors - Joseph D'Antoni, Queens, New York; Stephan Claassen, Best, Netherlands; Myriam Namolaru, Haifa, Israel; Belinda Holbrook, Davenport, Iowa
Editorial Board - Hiroshi Noguchi, Tokyo, Japan; Philip Noble, Inverness, Scotland.

Bulletin of the International String Figure Association (BISFA) is a scholarly publication featuring original material that advances our understanding and enhances our enjoyment of string figures. BISFA is published annually, in September, by ISFA Press (Pasadena, California). BISFA replaces Bulletin of String Figures Association, (Tokyo: Nippon Ayatori Kyokai), which was published in 19 volumes (1978-1993).


Topics covered in the Bulletin
Quality of information published
Table of Contents - Volume 1, 1994
Table of Contents - Volume 2, 1995
Table of Contents - Volume 3, 1996
Table of Contents - Volume 4, 1997
Table of Contents - Volume 5, 1998
Table of Contents - Volume 6, 1999
Table of Contents - Volume 7, 2000
Table of Contents - Volume 8, 2001
Table of Contents - Volume 9, 2002
Table of Contents - Volume 10, 2003
Table of Contents - Volume 11, 2004
Table of Contents - Volume 12, 2005
Table of Contents - Volume 13, 2006
Table of Contents - Volume 14, 2007
Table of Contents - Volume 15, 2008
Table of Contents - Volume 16, 2009
Table of Contents - Volume 17, 2010
Table of Contents - Volume 18, 2011
Table of Contents - Volume 19, 2012
Table of Contents - Volume 20, 2013
Instructions for preparing and submitting manuscripts.
Pricing Information and Back Issues


Topics include:


Quality of information

All articles appearing in BISFA are critically reviewed by members of our editorial staff. This ensures that all string figure instructions are accurate and that all discussions are academically sound. BISFA is indexed and abstracted by the following services:


Table of Contents - Volume 1 (1994): 160 pages

Price: $10 USD

Commentary
Review Article
Research Reports Books in Print (pages 151-158) - by Joseph D'Antoni, Queens, New York.

Letters to the Editor (pages 155-159)


Table of Contents - Volume 2 (1995): 200 pages

Price: $10 USD

Commentary
Review Article
Research Reports Reviews (page 188) Letters to the Editor (pages 189-197) Modern String Figures (pages 196-198) Also available from ISFA Press (page 199)


Table of Contents - Volume 3 (1996): 190 pages

Price: $10 USD

Commentary
Review Articles
Research Reports Book and Video Reviews - by Joseph D'Antoni and Mark Sherman (pages 163-169) Literature Update (pages 170) - seven recently discovered articles about string figures.

Letters to the Editor (pages 171-180)

Modern String Figures (pages 181-187) Back Issues, Publications of ISFA Press (page 188)


Table of Contents - Volume 4 (1997): 240 pages

Price: $10 USD

Tribute
Commentary
Research Reports
Book and Video Reviews - by Joseph D'Antoni and Mark Sherman (pages 203-208) Letters to the Editor (pages 209-223) Modern String Figures (pages 224-238)


Table of Contents - Volume 5 (1998): 304 pages

Price: $10 USD

Tribute
Commentary
Research Reports
Literature Update - by Mark A. Sherman (page 270): A list of string figure articles and books recently discovered by our members.

Book and Video Reviews - by Sergei V. Rjabchikov, Joseph D'Antoni and Mark A. Sherman (pages 271-290)

Letters to the Editor (pages 291-297) Modern String Figures (pages 298-302)


Table of Contents - Volume 6 (1999): 304 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Commentary
Reviews
Research Reports
Book and Video Reviews - by Mark A. Sherman (pages 265-269)
Modern String Figures
Letters to the Editor (pages 293-298)


Table of Contents - Volume 7 (2000): 366 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Commentary
Research Reports
Modern String Figures
Book and Video Reviews - by Belinda Holbrook, Will Wirt, and Mark Sherman (pages 346-352)
Letters to the Editor (pages 353-356) Nomenclature (pages 357-365) Erratum (page 366)


Table of Contents - Volume 8 (2001): 334 pages

Price: $10 USD

Commentary
Research Reports
Modern String Figures
Obituary
Book Review - by Mark Sherman (pages 325-326)
Letters to the Editor (pages 327-334)


Table of Contents - Volume 9 (2002): 366 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Commentary
Research Reports
Modern String Figures
Obituary
Book Reviews - by Joseph D'Antoni, Mark Sherman, and Axel Reichert (pages 352-357)
Errata (pages 358-359) Letters to the Editor (pages 327-334)


Table of Contents - Volume 10 (2003): 288 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Commentary
Research Reports
Book Reviews - by Joseph D'Antoni and Mark Sherman (pages 263-266)
Letters to the Editor (pages 267-274)
Nomenclature - by Mark Sherman (pages 275-286)


Table of Contents - Volume 11 (2004): 288 pages

Price: $10 USD

Special Issue


Table of Contents - Volume 12 (2005): 190 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Interview Research Report Modern String Figures Book and DVD Reviews - by Mark Sherman (pages 177-183)
Letters to the Editor (pages 184-190)


Table of Contents - Volume 13 (2006): 190 pages

Price: $10 USD

Special Issue
Nomenclature - by Mark Sherman (pages 164-190)


Table of Contents - Volume 14 (2007): 288 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Research Reports Book and DVD Reviews - by Mark Sherman and Tetsuo Sato (pages 250-256)
Letters to the Editor (pages 257-278)
Nomenclature - by Joseph D'Antoni (pages 279-286)


Table of Contents - Volume 15 (2008): 194 pages

Price: $10 USD

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Research Reports Book and DVD Reviews - by Belinda Holbrook, Myriam Namolaru, and Mark Sherman (pages 174-177)
Nomenclature - by Mark Sherman (pages 178-193)


Table of Contents - Volume 16 (2009): 297 pages

Price: $10 USD

Special Issue


Table of Contents - Volume 17 (2010): 252 pages

Price: $10 USD

Commentary
Research Reports Book and DVD Reviews - by Mark Sherman (pages 216-218)
Letters to the Editor (pages 219-228)
Modern String Figures (pages 229-231) Nomenclature - by Mark Sherman (pages 232-247)


Table of Contents - Volume 18 (2011): 264 pages

Price: $10 USD

Research Reports Book Reviews - by Mark Sherman (pages 222-224)
Letters to the Editor (pages 225-240)
Modern String Figures (pages 241-231) Nomenclature - by Mark Sherman (pages 244-259)


Table of Contents - Volume 19 (2012): 234 pages

Price: $10 USD

Research Reports Book and DVD Reviews - by Joseph D'Antoni and Mark Sherman (pages 200-202)
Letters to the Editor (pages 203-213)
Nomenclature - by Mark Sherman (pages 214-229)


Pricing Information

Each volume of Bulletin of the International String Figure Association (BISFA) sells for $10. The price includes media mail postage within the US. For shipping costs outside the US please inquire. Back issues of the new series (1994-present) are still available. Back issues of the old series (Bulletin of String Figures Association, 1978-1993), are no longer available, but we do sell the entire series in pdf format on a CD-ROM.

We currently accept personal checks (US banks only), money orders (domestic and international), and credit cards via PayPal (use the links provided above to add items to your PayPal shopping cart).

If paying by check or money order please send your order and payment to ISFA, P.O. Box 5134, Pasadena, California, 91117, USA.

Attention Librarians: BISFA (ISSN 1076-7886) may be ordered through EBSCO subscription service or Swets/Blackwell. The library subscription rate is $15/year.


Last updated January 25, 2014
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