When an article is added to a number, you have the option to insert a publication date, but when you create a new issue and publish the issue, it - the issue - automatically gets today’s date.
Many of our journals publish old issues (back issues). Here it would be a great advantage if you could set the year of publication before publishing to the web. Now, after publication, you have to adjust the year of publication. Many of our editors forget that.
Suggestion: Make it possible to register the year of publication on a new issue before publishing