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Expedited Publication and Release of Information Early Online 

Expedited Publication and Release of Information Early Online
Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

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date: 21 January 2020

Many journals have policies to expedite the evaluation and publication of manuscripts deemed worthy of accelerated dissemination, including release of an article online ahead of its print publication. Editors should use consistent and orderly policies and procedures to identify manuscripts containing such information, expedite the editorial/peer review and publication process, and, if feasible, notify and provide controlled advance access to journalists.

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