Authors who publish in Ultrasonography have an option to make their manuscripts available immediately after acceptance. These “Accepted” manuscripts have already been peer-reviewed and approved for publication, but have not yet been proofread or formatted for publication.
When authors choose to take advantage of this Ultrasonography service, their papers are uploaded as PDF files with an abstract to the Ultrasonography website and available right away to contribute to the research community. When the “Accepted” paper is uploaded, this is considered the official publication date, but the “Accepted” paper is not considered the final paper of record because the editing process may identify errors to be corrected. Ultrasonography papers are assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), providing a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment.