Publisher’s Note

    Published:January 19, 2023DOI:
        Until recently academic articles have been published in journals on an issue-by-issue basis. While this ensured organised citation information, it created boundaries for the timing of each published article. Online publishing is changing this traditional model of publication, meaning it’s now possible to publish citable articles with volume, issue, and page numbers as and when they’re ready – before an entire issue of the journal is finished.
        Furthermore, readership styles and how information is gathered have changed quite considerably, now that most people access articles online. Searching online for relevant articles is mostly done by key words, instead of browsing through journals’ table of contents. To reflect these changes, we have introduced article-based publishing for the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, making final and citable articles available online faster, and easier to find.
        Beginning with volume 14/1, articles are now published as soon as possible without waiting for an issue to be completed; they will appear in an “Issue in Progress” on our online platforms and the journal homepage
        Benefits of article-based publishing
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          Final articles available online sooner
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          Faster citations meaning researchers can use the complete citations earlier
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          The leading format of the journal moves from print to electronic
        Further information on article-based publishing can be found below, but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to discuss further.
        Kind regards,
        Angela Carmona
        What is article-based publishing?
        Article-based publishing is publishing an article into an “Issue in Progress” as soon as proofs have been prepared and approved by the author, rather than waiting for the whole issue to be published in its entirety. Until now, articles had to wait until a journal issue was ready to be assigned page numbers. From now on, every time an individual article is finished, it receives a page range and is published online inside an Issue in Progress. Each finished article follows the previous one, until the “Issue in Progress” is filled with fully citable articles. Volume and issue numbering system will remain - as this is the industry standard, and it also provides context to when the article was published