SafetyLit Improves Metadata for Users of Personal Bibliography Management Software

For years, publishers have provided ePub (ahead of print) articles to make information available before the final printed version of an article becomes available. Some publishers after the volume, issue, and pagination metadata become available do not update the year that the early ePub listed. All major citation styles (APA, Chicago, Harvard, Vancouver, etc.) and most university and grant makers require that the actual publication year (not the ePub date/year) is included in the reference. SafetyLit has now finalized a system for verifying that when articles are “printed” the ePub date will be updated to the date of actual publication. Journals that are published electronically (online only) will also have the proper release year.

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