Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

Ahead of Print

The "Ahead of Print" publishing articles online system provides the work approved by the editorial staff of a journal even before the final publication be accessible to readers. Although available in the network, the article follows the editorial publication flow until you are ready to be inserted in a volume. The process can advance within a few months the publication in the printed journal. In the Ahead-of-Print area have been manuscript accepted for publication in Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal. They have neither been copyedited nor appeared in an online volume of the journal. Once the accepted manuscripts appear in the Ahead-of-Print area, they will be prepared for final online publication, which includes copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and final author review. This process may lead to differences between the accepted version of the manuscript and the final published version. In some cases, a manuscript accepted and published ahead of print may be revised before it is eventually published online. In these cases, a new revised version of the manuscript will be added online.