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Biology of Reproduction moves to continuous online publication

Society for the Study of Reproduction

Starting this month, Biology of Reproduction is shifting its operations from print-focused publishing to continuous online publication. BOR-Papers in Press production will remain unchanged for the time being, but all final articles will now be posted on www.biolreprod.org as they are completed, rather than being held until the issue is published. These articles will be the versions of record. At the end of each month, the posted articles will be compiled as that month's issue.

This change will result in a two-month gap between the release of the December 2011 issue, which was published at the end of November 2011, and the release of the January 2012 issue, which will be published at the end of January 2012.

BOR's new publication model will shorten the time between an article's acceptance and its final publication and will allow more flexibility in how BOR packages its content and how readers interact with it. Copies of new and past issues or a full year's print subscription will soon be available for purchase through the BOR website.

Due to BOR's shift away from print publications, its publication fee structure has been revised. For corresponding authors who are not Regular Members of SSR, page charges have been converted into a flat publication charge of $1200 (not including proof alteration charges) for all new papers submitted on or after January 1, 2012. Please see the Publication Costs section of the Instructions for Authors for more information.

BOR has been advancing toward this change for quite some time, and staff are prepared to assist authors and readers as the process develops. As with any transition, some difficulties are to be expected, and BOR appreciates everyone's patience during this period.

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