Original Research Articles in the Publish-Ahead-of-Print area have been accepted for publication in Stroke. They have not appeared in a print or online issue of the journal. Accepted manuscripts appear in the Publish-Ahead-of-Print area after copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and author review. In some cases, a manuscript accepted and published ahead of print may be revised before it is published in a print and online issue of the journal. In these cases, a new revised version of the manuscript will be added online, as well as its accompanying erratum.
Each manuscript published online ahead of print is citable, with the official publication date being the date of the manuscript's first online posting. Stroke papers are assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), providing a persistent, permanent way to identify manuscripts published in the online environment.