issue (something) as (something)

issue (something) as (something)

To release something to the public as some particular thing or in a certain format. The band had so much material that they ended up issuing it as a double-album.
See also: issue

issue something as something

to release or send out something as something. They issued this month's magazine as a special double issue. The publisher issued this month's magazine as the very last one.
See also: issue