Citations Must Default to the Online Publication Date. Keller, M. & Prusiner, S. 558(7711):519.
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[Excerpt] With online delivery increasingly dominating scientific publishing, most long-established journals run papers in both print and online formats – but not necessarily simultaneously. This can affect how researchers are given scientific priority. [...] In our experience, the time lag between the two can be as long as 6 months. This might be crucial for annual research evaluations, for instance, when a paper is published online at the end of one year and in print the year after [...]
@article{kellerCitationsMustDefault2018,
  title = {Citations Must Default to the Online Publication Date},
  author = {Keller, Michael and Prusiner, Stanley},
  date = {2018-06},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {558},
  pages = {519},
  issn = {0028-0836},
  doi = {10.1038/d41586-018-05387-4},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05387-4},
  abstract = {[Excerpt] With online delivery increasingly dominating scientific publishing, most long-established journals run papers in both print and online formats -- but not necessarily simultaneously. This can affect how researchers are given scientific priority. [...] In our experience, the time lag between the two can be as long as 6 months. This might be crucial for annual research evaluations, for instance, when a paper is published online at the end of one year and in print the year after [...]},
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  number = {7711}
}
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