Advance access: how you can read JIPLP content before it's conventionally published

While we at JIPLP are all very excited at the fact that the June 2015 issue has been available online in full since 14 May, we are also excited about the progress of the journal's Advance Access facility -- which currently carries the full text of some 25 articles, current intelligence notes and reviews, all of which will be published in print form in the coming months. Since many subscribers are unaware of this service, a few words of explanation may be worthwhile.

In short, Advance Access articles are papers that have been copy-edited and typeset but not yet paginated for inclusion in an issue of the journal. According to Oxford University Press's Advance Access page:

What is Advance Access?

Advance Access enables us to publish papers online soon after they have been accepted for publication and well ahead of their appearance in the printed journal, thus greatly reducing publication times.
New papers are put into Advance Access at regular intervals and are then taken off the Advance Access page once they have been copyedited, formatted, and paginated, at which point the issue into which they are incorporated will be posted online. It is therefore possible for the Advance Access page to be empty if all the available papers have just been incorporated into an issue.
Advance Access versions of papers that have been incorporated into issues will continue to be available online via the paper's Abstract or Full Text pages.
Advance Access papers are fully integrated into the journal's online system. Abstracts and titles are searchable and accessible within the journal's web pages, the entire HighWire archive, and PubMed.

When does a paper count as published?

Appearance in Advance Access constitutes publication and establishes publication precedence. The official publication date appears beneath the title of each article just before its Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

What is a 'DOI'?

A 'Digital Object Identifier' is an automatically generated unique identifier for intellectual property in the digital environment ('10.1093/molbev/msg085' is an example of a DOI). The DOI is attached to the item once it is accepted for publication and remains the same even if different versions of recognisably the same item appear successively. It appears on every version of the manuscript, including the final versions in print and online, and reprints. DOIs facilitate online searches for particular papers.

How do I cite papers that appear in Advance Access?

Papers published in Advance Access are citeable using the DOI and publication date. ...
All of this goes to show that JIPLP and its publishers are determined to bring content before its target readership at the earliest opportunity.

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