Understanding the Citation of SIAM's Accelerated Electronic Articles
With articles in SIAM's 14 research journals (excluding SIAM Review and Theory of Probability and Its Applications) published electronically on an accelerated basis, there can be questions about how to cite the electronic articles. This is because papers in electronic issues may be published in the year before the print version of that issue is mailed, and because papers may be published in the same electronic issue across two years.
When citing SIAM's electronic articles, it's important to remember that SIAM considers the electronic editions to be the definitive editions for its journals. Mathematical Reviews, the Institute for Scientific Information, and INSPEC all use the electronic editions for their coverage of SIAM journals.
Because SIAM journal papers are published in PDF form in electronic volumes and issues that correspond to the later print archive, they are paginated at the time of electronic publication. Thus, our articles can be fully cited with volume, issue, and page numbers.
However, a significant difference that must be taken into account when citing SIAM electronic articles is that the year of publication is the year of electronic publication, not the year in which the print issue mails. For example, here is the correct citation, in SIAM style, for the following article. It was published electronically April 13, 2007, in volume 45, number 2 of SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, which was mailed to print subscribers in April 2008.
M. J. GANDER AND L. HALPERN, Optimized Schwarz Waveform Relaxation Methods for Advection Reaction Diffusion Problems, SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 45 (2007), pp. 666-697.
Note that the year of publication in this case is 2007, despite the fact that the print issue mailed in 2008.
The year of publication appears as part of the copyright line at the top of each paper, as well as in a footnote to the paper's title, in which the complete date of electronic publication is given. To help eliminate any confusion about the publication date SIAM print journals specify, "Papers published electronically [month/year] to [month/year]."
This situation does not apply to SIAM Review and Theory of Probability and Its Applications since these journals are not produced on a paper-by-paper basis. SIREV, because it contains unique sections, is published electronically as a complete issue some four weeks before the print issue is mailed. TVP is an English-language translation of the Russian journal Teoriya Veroyatnostei i ee Primeneniya. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems and SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences are all-electronic with papers published continuously.
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