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The phrase “Epub ahead of print” is very familiar to PubMed users. This tag denotes a separation in the access schedule of a journal issue. It is stated in the PubMed FAQ that “Publishers may submit citations for articles that appear on the web in advance of the journal issue's release,” and those articles are tagged with “Epub ahead of print.” This used to lead users to a publisher’s website to access a pay-per view option or savvy users would try Interlibrary loan. It was in October of 2010 that Elsevier announced it would launch Article-Based Publishing (ABP). How exactly is this different from those items that had been “ePub ahead of print?” More importantly is how this concept has integrated into our daily delivery of materials to patrons. What changes does this mean for users trying to cite materials or for faculty looking to publish? Follow some examples of articles released from an article-based publishing journal and learn about the results of a cost analysis pilot completed at St. John Fisher College regarding access to ABP articles.


Presented at the 2013 Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, October 17, 2013

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