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Online First

What is Online First? | Benefits | DOIs | Email alerts | Viewing Online First Articles | Final paginated issues and volumes | Citations to Online First articles

What is Online First?

Online First is a feature offered through the Geological Society’s content platform, the Lyell Collection. It enables articles to appear online soon after they have been accepted for publication and ahead of the printed volume or issue. This feature is currently available for all our Lyell Collection publications apart from Memoirs and Engineering Geology Special Publications.

All articles on the site are in their final PDF format apart from pagination, i.e. they have been accepted for publication, copyedited, typeset, proofed and corrected. The Online First release date serves as the official publication date and version of record. The publication date is provided in the citation line associated with the article.

Normally, once published online, articles will not change from this published version. In exceptional circumstances, if serious errors are identified they may be corrected by uploading a new version of the article. All versions of the article will remain available on the site and will be clearly identified by date. Errors identified after volume or issue publication will be corrected by issuing an erratum.

Benefits

Online First offers clear benefits to authors and researchers:

  • Reduced lead time between submission and publication
  • Access to the very latest articles in the field
  • Greater usage and exposure of articles, including earlier citation opportunities by related works

DOIs

Each article DOI (digital object identifier) is registered with CrossRef (www.crossref.org), allowing permanent resolution to each article and giving publishers the ability to link their references to articles whenever they are cited. The DOI always resolves to the latest version of the article. More information about the DOI system can be found at https://doi.org.

Email alerts

Readers and authors are encouraged to sign up for Online First email alert options. This ensures immediate notification when new papers are published. Email alerts are also available for individual article citation and correction tracking.

Access entitlements

Fellows do not have access to the full text of Online First articles unless they are subscribers to the Full Book Collection or to the relevant journals. They can, however, view the list of Online First articles available, sign up for email alerts when new articles are posted, and purchase individual articles on a pay-per-view basis. Fellows who are Full Book Collection subscribers can view the full text of each Special Publication Online First article, as well as the online version of the complete volume. Please contact Membership to add the Full Book Collection to your annual fees. Please note that PGC Online First articles are not included in the Full Book Collection.

Institutional subscribers to the Lyell Collection Complete and to the Special Publications can view the full text of all Online First articles in their subscribed-to titles, but they will not enjoy perpetual access rights to this content unless the completed SP volume or journal volume is published within their subscribed-to calendar year. Institutional subscribers to individual journal titles will not be able to view the full text of Online First Special Publication articles, or those in other journal titles. Content will be available via pay-per-view.

To view Online First papers, please visit the relevant journal or book site:

Journal of the Geological Society http://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology http://qjegh.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

Petroleum Geoscience http://pg.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis http://geea.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

Scottish Journal of Geology http://sjg.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society http://pygs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

Special Publications http://sp.lyellcollection.org/online-first

Note that for Special Publications there is a requirement for there to be sufficient articles submitted to the volume in order to make a viable book before publication in Online First begins. Articles are allocated to the volume from the outset and cannot be ‘unpublished’ if there are insufficient articles.

Petroleum Geology Conference Proceedings http://pgc.lyellcollection.org/content/early/recent

The PGC8 proceedings volume is expected to transistion to the main site in January 2018, and there will be no further papers until after the next conference.

Memoirs and Engineering Geology Special Publications do not have Online First because those volumes usually are comprehensive treatments and therefore we need to have all chapters completed before we can commit to publication.

Final paginated volumes

When articles are allocated to a journal issue or when all articles for a Special Publication are published online they are removed from the Online First page and then appear in the main journal or book site as complete issues or volumes. The date of first publication appears below each article title, followed by the DOI. Citations using either the DOI or the bibliographic data will resolve to the paginated final article. The latest version of the article will be printed in the hard copy issue. All versions of the article will remain available electronically and will be clearly identified by date.

Citations using either the DOI or the bibliographic data will resolve to the paginated final article. The latest version of the article will be printed in the hard copy book or journal issue. All versions of the article will remain available electronically and will be clearly identified by date.

Citations to articles that were published Online First

Every Online First article is citeable using the date of the first online posting:

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. In: Editor, A. & Editor, B. (eds) Title of the Special Publication. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, XXX. First published online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/SPXXX.XX

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. Journal title. First published online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/SPXXX.XX

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. In: Editor, A. & Editor, B. (eds) Title of the Petroleum Geology Conference volume – Proceedings of the Xth Petroleum Geology Conference. Geological Society, London. First published online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/PGCX.XX

If an updated version of the article is published then this is how it should be cited:

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. In: Editor, A. & Editor, B. (eds) Title of the Special Publication. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, XXX. First published online Month XX, 20XX, updated version published online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/SPXXX.XX

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. Journal Title. First published online Month XX, 20XX, updated Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/SPXXX.XX

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. In: Editor, A. & Editor, B. (eds) Title of the Petroleum Geology Conference volume – Proceedings of the Xth Petroleum Geology Conference. Geological Society, London. First published online Month XX, 20XX, updated version published online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/ PGCX.XX

The same article in its final format including updated by versioning would be cited:

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. In: Editor, A. & Editor, B. (eds) Title of the Special Publication. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, XXX, xxx–xxx. First published online Month X, 20XX, updated online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/SPXXX.XX

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. In: Editor, A. & Editor, B. (eds) Title of the Petroleum Geology Conference volume – Proceedings of the Xth Petroleum Geology Conference. Geological Society, London, xxx–xxx. First published online Month X, 20XX, updated online Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/ PGCX.XX

Author, A. B. & Author, C. D. XXXX. The title of the article. Journal Title, XX, xxx-xxx. First published online Month X, 20XX, updated Month XX, 20XX, https://doi.org/10.1144/SPXXX.XX