Question on academic journal articles accepted for publication

18-Aug-15, 22:31
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posted about 5 years ago
Hello everybody,

I would like to ask you some advice concerning academic articles accepted for publication, as follows:

- I have to ask to the Journal's editor if I can cite my journal article accepted for publication.

- In the forthcoming article reference, I have to indicate the date that the editor gave to me, which a tentative schedule. But it is not sure yet when will be published.

- Why you have to give the copyright to the journal in proximity to the publication rather than before when the article was accepted. Is there any reason?

- What is the best way to communicate a forthcoming article.

Thank you very much in advance for help.

19-Aug-15, 09:07
by Mark_B
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posted about 5 years ago
Hi nikyniky

In my experience it's fine to cite one of your own forthcoming articles, provided it's been firmly accepted for publication. I'm Humanities, however. There may be a conflict if you intend to present data or results in advance of the publication - possibly best to double-check with the editor.

You can usually reference a forthcoming piece by inserting something like 'Forthcoming, 2016.' at the end of a reference (or adopting a similar convention to suit your style sheet).

I'm not an expert on the copyright issues - I suspect the rights can only exist once the material is published, but your contract with the journal will stipulate that no other complete publication of the material occurs in the meantime.

Hope that helps a bit

19-Aug-15, 09:54
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posted about 5 years ago
In biology, we would just cite upcoming articles as 'in press' and quote the DOI. Journals often state somewhere on the article how to cite it when it is available online prior to official publication.
20-Aug-15, 10:18
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by Eds
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posted about 5 years ago
Is it the sort of thing that would be noted in the journal's 'Guide to contributors'?
20-Aug-15, 20:12
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posted about 5 years ago
Thank you indeed for suggestions.

I'm in the field of business studies, I've seen scholars cite forthcoming in my field. Yes you right, different area of studies have diverse approach forthcoming vs upcoming.

@Mark_B They are two distinct articles using different empirical evidence employing the same conceptual framework (paraphrasing and more in-depth investigation). Yes, I think is the best way to cite the article as you mentioned.

Thank you and have a good day.



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