Online first

JIPS provides "Online First" service, by which forthcoming papers are published online before they are scheduled to appear in print. It allows final revision papers (completed papers in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. This "Online First" service provides clear benefits to all authors and other researchers who are connected via the JIPS online system. The feature allows them to access the very latest papers in the field. Authors also benefit from greatly reduced lead times between submission and publication of papers. An author's research will therefore reach its audience more quickly, enabling a paper to receive greater usage and exposure, including earlier citation opportunities by related work.