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Information about Accepted manuscripts

Articles are posted in the form of author manuscripts (following peer review and article acceptance) and might contain errors and inconsistencies that will not be corrected until the paper has been proofed, typeset and formatted by our experienced editorial and production teams, and the final version has been published in a journal issue. Consequently, there will be textual differences between the accepted author manuscript and the final version of the paper. There might also be differences in the size, quality and format of the figures and tables.

All Research articles and Methods & Techniques papers are posted as Accepted manuscripts, unless the author has requested otherwise or there is an editorial reason not to do so. Editorial considerations for not posting a paper as an Accepted manuscript include coordinated publication of companion papers or preparation of an accompanying press release and possible media embargo, and unsuitability of the accepted version of the paper.

The accepted author manuscript remains on the Accepted manuscripts page until the final version of the paper (version of record) is published in an issue. At this point, the paper will move from the Accepted manuscripts page to the issue's Table of Contents. A link to the Accepted manuscript version is available from the final version.

How to cite Accepted manuscripts

Accepted manuscripts should be cited using the digital object identifier (DOI) as follows:

Author, A., Author, B. C. and Author, D. E. (2011). Title of paper here. Biol. Open [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1242/bio.004002

After the article has appeared in an issue, use the citation format:

Author, A., Author B. C. and Author D. E. (Year). Title of paper here. Journal name. Volume, article ID. doi: xx.xxxx/xxx.xxxxxx

For example:

Smith, T. and Evans, R. S. (2018). Transgenic mouse model of cutaneous adnexal tumors. Dis. Model. Mech. 310, dmm123456. doi: 10.1242/dmm.12345

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are global and persistent values that are uniquely related to a single electronic entity. For detailed information on the DOI system visit:

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