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Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access

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. An example of an Advance Access citation is given below:

Gilad, Y. and Lancet, D. Population Differences in the Human Functional Olfactory Repertoire. Mol. Biol. Evol. Advance Access published March 5, 2003, doi:10.1093/molbev/msg013

The same paper in its final form would be cited:

Gilad, Y. and Lancet, D. Population Differences in the Human Functional Olfactory Repertoire. Mol Biol Evol 2003; 20: 307-314. First published March 5, 2003, doi:10.1093/molbev/msg013

More specific information on the citation format for this journal can be found in the Instructions to Authors.

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