The American Journal of Pathology Embargo Policy

Embargo Policy

When a manuscript is accepted for publication in AJP, it is under embargo and not for public release until publication. Articles are typically embargoed until 12:01 AM ET the day of online publication.

Authors are permitted to present their research prior to publication before peers at scientific meetings, but should refrain from distributing copies of their paper, including data tables and figures.

All press releases are under embargo until the covered article becomes available in electronic form (in advance of print publication). We will provide the media with full-text copies of the articles in question prior to the embargo date so that coverage can be adequately researched and written.

Embargo Policy for Articles in Press

Some articles accepted for publication will first appear online under Articles In Press. This section contains peer-reviewed accepted articles to be published in AJP. When the final article is assigned to an issue of AJP, the Article In Press version will be removed from this section and will appear with the table of contents for the monthly published journal issue. The date it was first made available online will be carried over.

There are three types of Articles In Press:

  1. Accepted manuscripts: Articles that have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board. The articles have not yet been copy edited and/or formatted.
  2. Uncorrected proofs: Copy edited and formatted articles that are not yet finalized and that will be corrected by the authors.
  3. Corrected proofs: Articles containing the authors’ corrections.

All studies published in AJP are embargoed until published online as a corrected proof. Studies cannot be publicized as accepted manuscripts or uncorrected proofs.


  • Embargo dates and times must accompany all advanced materials (typically, 12:01 AM ET on the date of online publication). Embargoed information is not to be made public in any format, including print, television, radio, or via the Internet, before the embargo.
  • Advanced material is for background research only. However, reporters may share embargoed papers with experts in the field for the purpose of obtaining relevant commentary. Embargoed materials must be clearly labeled with the embargo date and time. Journalists are responsible for ensuring that all third parties honor the embargo date.
  • Journalists should credit AJP as the source of information. Articles published in the journal reflect original, independent, peer-reviewed research. While Elsevier is the publisher of AJP, articles appearing in the journal do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the organization unless stated as such.
  • Failure to adhere to this policy will result in denial of access to embargoed material from AJP and Elsevier.