In response to feedback from the research community, IOP Publishing makes articles available online within 24 hours of acceptance. This is conditional on receipt of a completed assignment of copyright and publication agreement (‘copyright form’) and on confirmation that the author has permission to include any third party content, where applicable.
Making the accepted manuscript available has a number of benefits for our authors, including;
- Earlier opportunity for research to be read and cited
- Authors can promote their work as soon as it is accepted by their peers – maintaining the momentum of the publication process
- For biomedical authors, research will be indexed in Medline sooner: Medline will class these articles as ‘ahead of print’ and will update their status once the final version of record is published
- Improved opportunities for funding approval as researchers can list their work earlier.