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When is an article actually published? An analysis of online availability, publication, and indexation dates

@article{Haustein2015WhenIA,
  title={When is an article actually published? An analysis of online availability, publication, and indexation dates},
  author={Stefanie Haustein and Timothy D. Bowman and Rodrigo Costas},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1505.00796}
}
With the acceleration of scholarly communication in the digital era, the publication year is no longer a sufficient level of time aggregation for bibliometric and social media indicators. Papers are increasingly cited before they have been officially published in a journal issue and mentioned on Twitter within days of online availability. In order to find a suitable proxy for the day of online publication allowing for the computation of more accurate benchmarks and fine-grained citation and… 

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