A certificate of publication is only valid if the information you have filed is correct, so it is important to notify us of any changes as soon as possible. In certain cases, it can even be a criminal offence not to report changes.
Change of title
A certificate of publication relates to a particular periodical with the title stated on the certificate. If the title changes and the periodical is published under the changed title, that publication counts as having taken place without a certificate of publication. In order to avoid that, the owner of the periodical must apply to PRV for a changed title and get a decision regarding the title change before the periodical is published under the new title.
Notification of a change of owner
If a change of owner takes place, PRV must be notified. For that notification, the same provisions apply for the owners as for an application for a certificate of publication.
Will the responsible editor stay the same after the change of owner, or will a new responsible editor be appointed? The registered editor can confirm with their signature that they will remain as responsible editor under the new owner. The registered editor can then also choose whether or not any deputy responsible editor will remain. If the registered editor is not going to remain as responsible editor under the new owner, a new responsible editor must be appointed immediately and notification sent in to PRV.
Notification of a change of responsible editor
If the registered editor is no longer qualified or if the position ends for some reason, the owner must appoint a new responsible editor straightaway and notify PRV. For that notification, the same provisions and qualification requirements apply as for an application for a certificate of publication.
When notifying us, if possible, you should attach proof that the previous responsible editor has had access to the notification. If a periodical does not have a responsible editor, the certificate of publication can be withdrawn.
Notification of a deputy responsible editor
As the responsible editor of a periodical, you and the owner can appoint one or more deputy responsible editors. If you do appoint a deputy responsible editor, you should notify PRV. The same qualifications are required for a deputy responsible editor as for a responsible editor, and the same qualification documents must therefore be attached to the notification. If the responsible editor's position ends, so does that of the deputy responsible editor.
Notification of a changed place of publication, publishing schedule or address
You must also notify us of any change of place of publication or publishing schedule. Such changes are not subject to a fee.