Pre-Print, Proofs and Reprints

Accepted articles will be placed online and indexed in PubMed as "pre-press" articles a few weeks after acceptance. This process will occur around the time the authors receive proofs. The pre-press file is the uncorrected proof and will be replaced by the final corrected version of the article at the time of final publication. It is therefore important that authors have submitted a final, revised, proofread version before acceptance. Pre-press articles are fully citable by using the DOI number.

The corresponding author will receive a PDF proof and is asked to check this proof carefully (the publisher will execute a cursory check only). Corrections other than printer's errors, however, should be avoided. Costs arising from such corrections will be charged to the authors.

The corresponding author of a contribution to the journal receives a complimentary Author’s Copy (watermarked) pdf of their published article. The pdf is automatically sent to the corresponding author after the article is published in an issue. This pdf is for personal use only.

Free copies will not be provided for conference proceedings and abstract issues.

The possibility to place orders for Open Access publication, reprints, additional journal copies or a watermark-free pdf file for publication in repositories can be done through an order form to which you will be provided a link in the decision letter. If you wish to order reprints of an earlier published article, please contact the publisher for a quotation. IOS Press Email:

An author is entitled to 25% discount on IOS Press books. See Author's Discount (25%) on all IOS Press book publications.