All Original Research articles and Brief Reviews are published ahead of print (ATVBeFirst) within 7-10 days of acceptance and all needed files received in the editorial office. After Online First publication, articles will be prepared for print and final online publication, which includes copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and author review. This process may lead to differences between the accepted version of the manuscript and the final, published version.
Some selected Original Research articles and AHA Scientific Statements (when published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology) in the ATVBeFirst area have been typeset, copyedited, and reviewed by the author or writing group, but they have not appeared in a print or online issue of the journal.
Each manuscript published ATVBeFirst is citable, with the official publication date being the date of the manuscript's first online posting. To reference a ATVBeFirst article, please follow this example: Zhou C, Yuan C, Li R, Wang W, Li C, Zhao X. Association Between Incomplete Circle of Willis and Carotid Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. Sept 27, 2018. DOI:10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.311797: http://ahajournals.org/journal/atvb. Accessed October 16, 2018.