Continuous improvement must be the goal of all institutions. Challenges arise also motivate continuous development. The need for renovation is no different in the editorial field. Printed journals, which periodically arrive at our desk and include the most recent studies, have to face the requirements imposed by rapid availability of information on the internet and social media.
Peer-reviewed information is still considered crucial for the dissemination of good science, and such data must take advantage of the instant access enabled by the internet.
The open access movement was a large step toward democratization of information access. Recently, Continuous Article Publishing (CAP) has been adopted by many international and well-recognized journals. This format has the advantage of providing readers with rapid access to scientific research.
Through CAP, after approval and review, the article can be immediately published online. Therefore, journals no longer need to wait for print publication, which in our case was every 3 months. Another advantage is that the online publication serves as the definitive citation; this differs from the “ahead of print” system that enables fast publication but provides a temporary citation until the permanent publication of the article.
Following its tradition of seeking to offer the best to its authors and readers, starting in 2018 einstein (São Paulo) is moving to a continuous publication model. To enable implementation of this model, a new and user-friendly website will be launched with many other special features.
This shift can be one more reason for authors submit their contributions to einstein (São Paulo). In addition to free submission and publication of articles written in both English and Portuguese, the approved contributions will be immediately published.