With the advent of digital publication, the manner of scientific content generation, access and distribution have been rapidly transformed. In the past few years, we have observed a rising demand for our online publications. In this context, we are pleased to inform that catering to the requirements of its vast readership, the Journal of Advanced Zoology has adopted the “Continuous Article Publication” (CAP) mode since March 2023. To ensure faster dissemination of research, The Journal of Advanced Zoology, which was before March 2023 a bi-annual publication, will now publish the peer-reviewed and accepted articles online in final citable form as they are processed. Under this publication mode, manuscripts are published as and when they get ready, rather than conventionally waiting for other articles (intended for an issue) to be ready. By this, the peer reviewed version of article becomes immediately available for downloading, reading and citing, thereby ensuring faster dissemination of research. Furthermore, once a paper is published, it is immediately sent for indexing.
The CAP mode of publication is expected to bridge the existing time gap between article processing and production and provide rapid access to complete citable articles (and supplementary data) within the shortest time frame possible. The transit to CAP mode comes with a minor remodeling of the structure of the journal.
Hence, the CAP mode of publication will aid us to do away with the concept of print "Issues" (4 issues in a year). However, in order to meet the commitment of the publisher to their respective subscribers, the articles published online in CAP mode, will be clustered category-wise and printed as it is (including "Resources"), during March, June, September, and December of the current calendar year.
Journal of Advanced Zoology