Just Accepted Manuscripts

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Quaderni dell'Osservatorio elettorale (QOE)  –  Italian Journal of Electoral Studies (IJES) is now making articles available online after the acceptance.  Just Accepted manuscripts have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication and are posted online prior to technical editing, formatting for publication and author proofing. Authors must actively choose to have their manuscripts published as Just Accepted manuscripts, and the papers are posted online, usually within 24 hours of acceptance within the editorial office. Just Accepted manuscripts appear in full as PDF documents accompanied by HTML abstracts. They are citable by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI for the manuscript is persistent for all iterations and the Just Accepted manuscript has the same DOI as the final scientific article of record when it becomes available. The manuscripts posted as Just Accepted are not the final scientific version of record; The Just Accepted version is removed from the FUP Journals Web site upon publication of the final Article. The FUP is posting accepted, unredacted manuscripts as a service to the research community in order to expedite the dissemination of scientific information as soon as possible after acceptance. Dissemination of these accepted, unredacted manuscripts provides earlier access to up-to-date research in a fully citable format. During the submission process, Authors can choose to have their accepted manuscript posted as Just Accepted. Authors who do not “opt in” for this service during the submission process will have the option to do so upon submission of a manuscript revision. To ensure a consistent Web presentation and rapid Web publication for Just Accepted manuscripts, we request that the final manuscript components be collated in the order noted in the journal’s Author Guidelines. The main manuscript text, references, figures, figure legends and tables will be posted online. After a manuscript has been published as Just Accepted, the normal production process continues. The manuscript is read and edited by a technical editor, and formatted for print and Web delivery.  After galley proof corrections are applied, the article is published online the article replaces the Just Accepted manuscript and becomes the final scientific article of record. All Just Accepted manuscripts will have a Web posting date. This date is the official publication date.

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