MNRAS and GJI sign up for Advance Access
In a move which will significantly reduce publication times, the RAS has adopted the Advance Access publication model for its two major academic journals, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and Geophysical Journal International.
Advance Access enables the publication of papers online very soon after they have been accepted for publication, and well ahead of their appearance in an issue of the journal. 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 they are published into an online issue complete with final citation information.
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, and through the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Appearance in Advance Access also constitutes publication and establishes publication precedence, with the official publication date appearing beneath the title of each article just before its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Papers published in Advance Access are therefore immediately citeable using the DOI and publication date, and are available from the OUP website, generally within a few days of being accepted by the journal.