American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) Embargo Policy and Conditions

Articles in Press

Some articles accepted for publication will first appear online under Articles in Press. This section contains peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication in AJPM, but which have not yet been assigned to a specific journal issue. When the final version of the article is published in an issue of AJPM, the Article in Press version will be removed. The article will thereafter appear with the table of contents for its monthly published journal issue. The date it was first made available online will be carried over.

There are two types of Articles in Press that appear in AJPM:

  1. Pre-proofs: Articles that have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board. The articles have not yet been copyedited and/or formatted.
  2. Corrected proofs: Articles containing the authors’ corrections.

With few exceptions as decided by the editors, all studies published in AJPM first appear online as pre-proofs, or in the case of some embargoed articles, corrected proofs.

Embargo Policy

Some articles appearing in AJPM will be embargoed for a specific online publication date as an Article in Press, at the request of the authors or to facilitate an Elsevier-written press release.

When an article is being embargoed for publication:

  • All press releases, whether issued by AJPM or authors’ institutions, are under embargo until the covered article becomes available in electronic form (in advance of print publication). AJPM or the authors will provide the media with full-text copies of the articles in question prior to the embargo date upon request, so that coverage can be adequately researched and written.
  • Embargo dates and times must accompany all advanced materials (typically, 12:01 AM ET on the date of online publication). Embargoed information is not to be made public in any format, including print, television, radio, or via the Internet, before the embargo.
  • Advanced material is for background research only. However, reporters may share embargoed papers with experts in the field for the purpose of obtaining relevant commentary. Embargoed materials must be clearly labeled with the embargo date and time. Journalists are responsible for ensuring that all third parties honor the embargo date.
  • Journalists should credit AJPM as the source of information. Articles published in the journal reflect original, independent, peer-reviewed research. While Elsevier is the publisher of AJPM, articles appearing in the journal do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the organization unless stated as such.
  • Failure to adhere to this policy will result in denial of access to embargoed material from AJPM and Elsevier.