Early View Service

Editorial Announcement – Transition to Early View

We are happy to announce that, effective immediately, Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound participates in Wiley Online Library’s Early View Service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in the printed issue. As such, articles are available to the community as soon as proof editing is complete, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled online publication of the print issue.

How do I Access Early View Articles?

To view Early View articles if you are an ACVR Member, just login and click the ‘Members Only Access’ button on the Journal page and you will be taken to the Wiley Online Library website for Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. Click on the Early View link in the left sidebar menu and you will have access to the full-text articles.

If you are not an ACVR Member, click on the ‘Public Access’ button on the Journal page, and you will be taken to the Wiley Online Library website, where you can click on the Early View link and view the abstracts.

Early View articles are complete and final. Submitted manuscripts are dealt with in the usual way: submitted to referees, returned to authors for revision, acceptable papers are copy-edited and returned to authors for approval, often with further queries, and then forwarded to the publisher once authors and editors are satisfied. Proofs will be sent from the publisher to authors for final approval as they are prepared. As usual, only errors may be corrected at the proof stage. Once the paper is finalized it is published online, and at that point the article is considered fully published and no further changes can be made. When it is time to collate an issue, some Early View articles will be paginated and published in print and in the issue table of contents online; every article entering the Early View process will ultimately appear in a print issue. If there is an error in a paper published in Early View it would need to be corrected with an erratum, just as if it had been published initially in a hard copy issue.

The nature of Early View articles means that they do not have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way until they appear in the print issue. For citing prior to appearing in print, Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article, but traditional methods of citing the paper are also now applicable.

Early View accelerates the time from acceptance to publication. Articles are sent to production as soon as they are accepted, and they are pushed online as soon as they finish the production process. Turnaround times for Early View articles can range from 30 to 60 days from receipt at Wiley Online Library to online publication, in comparison to an average of 100 days with the current workflow. The transition to Early View signifies our commitment to providing readers with the most up-to-date information pertaining to veterinary imaging and radiation oncology.

More detailed information about Early View policies, including how to cite Early View articles, is available on the Wiley Author Services website: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor.