Journal of Epidemiology


After Acceptance

Publication Fee Agreement Form

The corresponding author must sign the Publication Fee Agreement Form which will be attached to the acceptance letter. We will not publish your manuscript online until we have confirmed your payment.

Advance publication as “Accepted version” (option)

Authors have the option of choosing advance publication as an “Accepted version.” As soon as your payment is confirmed, processing of your manuscript for advance publication as an “Accepted version” begins. Note that advance publication papers are published online before passing through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process.

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail containing the PDF file to be used for advance publication as an “Accepted version” from the editorial office. It is important for authors to make any corrections or comments on this PDF to us, or approve it, in a single communication only. Only corrections for minor errors, such as layout and spelling errors, will be considered at this stage, so authors should check the PDF file carefully before replying. The editorial office will then finalize the file as the “Accepted version” for release. If you choose advance publication as an “Accepted version,” a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is allocated at this stage.

Please note that the “Accepted version” will be updated at the time the copyedited and typeset version is prepared.

Copyediting, Typesetting and Proofreading

Accepted manuscripts, including those set for advance publication as an “Accepted version,” will be copyedited after acceptance. The editorial office may contact authors if confirmation of any copyediting changes is required. Copyedited manuscripts are then sent for typesetting. When this is completed, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail about the proofs from the editorial office. This proof should be used to check the typesetting and editing, and the completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures only. At this stage, significant changes to articles accepted for publication will only be considered with permission from the Editor-in-Chief. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in a single communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Please note that while the editing office does everything possible to ensure that papers are published quickly and accurately, proofreading is solely the authors’ responsibility.

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The DOI consists of a unique alphanumeric character string which is assigned to a document by the publisher upon the initial electronic publication. Once assigned, the DOI never changes. It is therefore an ideal medium for citing documents, particularly ‘Articles in press,’ because these have yet to receive their full bibliographic information.

Therefore, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly ‘Articles in press’ because they have not yet received their full bibliographic information.
Here is an example of a correctly cited DOI (in URL format):
When a DOI is used to create links to documents on the web, the DOI is guaranteed to never change.


Offprints are supplied at a rate based on the number of pages in the printed article and the number of offprints ordered. An order form will be sent to the corresponding author after you submit the proof correction. The order should be returned to the Editorial Office.