"Article-Based Publishing is major step forward in publishing. Now the article is published in its final form within just a few weeks after acceptance, which provides the journal an important competitive advantage," said Professor Rene Janssen, Editor of Organic Electronics. "Authors will be equally pleased to see the results of their research published sooner."
For centuries, academic articles have been published in journals, issue by issue. While this practice has ensured organized citation information, it has also created boundaries for the timing of each published article. Now, Article-Based Publishing makes it possible to publish articles in their final form, with volume, issue and page numbers, before the entire issue is finalised. This new way of publishing speeds up the publication of articles by an average of 7 weeks.
For journals using the Article-Based Publishing model, articles are published in an "Issue in Progress" on SciVerse ScienceDirect ( http://www.sciverse.com/). The traditional volume and issue numbering system will remain as this is the industry standard, and it also provides context to when the complete journal issue was published. Next to the Issue in Progress, a diminishing Article in Press list will still exist for accepted manuscripts and uncorrected proofs only. These articles, although not officially published, are still valuable for fast access to new research results.
"Article-Based Publishing is a key part of Elsevier's efforts to find new
ways to speed up and enhance the publication process," said Martin Tanke,
Managing Director of S&T Journal
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