Embargo Policies

Embargo Policy

When a manuscript is accepted for publication in Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, or Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology it is under embargo until it is available online in the “Articles in Press” section of the respective journal.

Please note, at this stage the article is an “Uncorrected Manuscript” and is subject to change. We suggest media and public affairs staff work closely with study authors to confirm data before publicizing.

Articles in Press

All articles accepted for publication will first appear online under “Articles in Press.” This section contains peer-reviewed accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an issue of the journal, 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": 
  • Accepted manuscripts: these are articles that have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Board of Editors. The articles have not yet been copy edited and/or formatted in the journal house style.
  • Uncorrected proofs: these are copy edited and formatted articles that are not yet finalized and that will be corrected by the authors. Therefore the text could change before final publication.
  • Corrected proofs: these are articles containing the authors' corrections and may, or may not yet have specific issue and page numbers assigned.

Eligibility

AGA distributes one to two press releases per month via email alerting reporters of upcoming studies that may be of interest. Full text of manuscripts are available by contacting media@gastro.org.

Staff journalists or freelancers writing for print or online news publications and services and reporters and producers working for broadcast outlets are eligible to receive advance, embargoed manuscripts. Individuals must agree to abide by the conditions of the embargo policy.

Please email media@gastro.org to be added to the AGA press list to receive embargoed copies of AGA press releases about data being published in the journals.

Conditions 

  • Embargo dates and times must accompany all advanced materials. 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 Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, or Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology as the source of information. Articles published in the journal reflect original, independent, peer-reviewed research. While AGA is the publisher of these three journals, 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 the journal and AGA.