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Taylor & Francis aims to publish your article rapidly online, to make new knowledge available to researchers in the shortest possible time.


We have three systems for rapid online publication:

  • For selected journals, Taylor & Francis offers the Accepted Manuscript Online (AM) feature, whereby the final, accepted (but unedited and uncorrected) manuscript is posted online, normally five working days after receipt at Taylor & Francis. The posted file is clearly identified as an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Copy-editing, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof are then undertaken on this manuscript before final publication of the Version of Scholarly Record (VoR). During production and pre-press, errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal relate to the AM Online version.


  • For most journals, accepted articles are copy-edited, typeset, proofed, and corrected, creating the VoR. The VoR is then published online in the journal's "Latest articles" list. The VoR is identical to the printed VoR in every way except that it lacks a page span. It may still be cited using its DOI (see below). These "Latest articles" are later assigned to a particular issue of the journal, given page numbers, and published.


  • For selected journals, newly accepted articles are immediately assigned to the next available issue of the journal. They are rapidly copy-edited, typeset, proofed, and corrected, and published online as a VoR within their assigned issue or volume, identical to the print edition in every way, including final page spans.

All subscribers with online access to a journal can access articles published online (see the "Latest Articles" tab on the journal home page).

Rapid online publication of your article dramatically reduces the time that your target audience must wait to see your research. This is because our rapid online publication systems eliminate the problem of the "backlog": accepted but unpublished papers. This is a great asset in many fields, where publishing an article even two or three days faster than another journal can assure priority of discovery, and so deliver competitive advantage.

Articles published rapidly online without page spans can be cited using their DOIs, or Digital Object Identifiers, in addition to the article and journal title, see below.

Tauchmann, H. (2008) Consistency of Heckman-type two-step estimators for the multivariate sample-selection model, Applied Economics, DOI: 10.1080/00036840802360179

The DOI is a unique number assigned to an article that stays with that article throughout its digital life, allowing researchers to find and reference these articles and CrossRef to hyperlink to the articles. DOIs are persistent - they will always direct readers back to the definitive version of an article, either the version first published online or the subsequent paginated version in the online journal issue. Once the fully paginated version of the article appears in a volume of the journal, all future citations should be made to the fully paginated version.

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