Articles are posted in the form of author manuscripts (following peer review and article acceptance) and may contain errors and inconsistencies that will not be corrected until the paper has been copyedited, typeset and formatted by our experienced editorial and production teams, and the final version has been published in a journal issue. Consequently, there may be textual differences between the accepted author manuscript and the final version of the paper. There may also be differences in the size, quality and format of the figures and tables between the two versions. Supplementary material is not normally included as part of the accepted author manuscript.
All Research Articles, Short Communications and Methods & Techniques papers are posted as Advance Articles, unless the author has requested otherwise or unless there is an editorial reason not to do so. Editorial considerations for not posting a paper as an Advance Article include coordinated publication of companion papers or special issues, consideration of the paper for inclusion in the Inside JEB section of the journal, preparation of an accompanying press release and possible media embargo, and unsuitability of the accepted version of the paper. Reviews and Commentaries are not posted as Advance Articles and are only available when the whole issue is published.
The accepted author manuscript remains on the Advance Articles page until the final version of the paper is published in an issue. At this point, the paper will move from the Advance Articles page to the issue's Table of Contents and will appear in its final edited form, with page numbers and supplementary material (if available). A link to the Advance Articles version is available from the final version.
How to cite Advance Articles
Advance Articles should be cited using the digital object identifier (DOI) as follows:
Author, A., Author B. C. and Author, D. E. (Year). Title of paper. J. Exp. Biol. doi:10.1242/jeb.0XXXXX.
Once the article has been published in an issue, please use the following citation format:
Author, A., Author B. C. and Author, D. E. (Year). Title of paper. J. Exp. Biol. Vol. no., XXX-XXX.