I just had a manuscript accepted at a good journal. For my CV, do I list it as 'accepted' or 'in press'?
Date: 19 Mar 2015 14:29
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"accepted" for when you have not done the proofs yet, while "in press" for after you send in the proofing. That's how i do it. The period between you get the "we are pleased to accept your manuscript for publication in XX" email and you sending in the proofs is the "accepted" phase.
But really, if you put "in press" its not like the in-press-referee is going to appear with a clipboard and be all "no, no, no"
I tend to stick with "in press". because inevitably, you'll forget to change "accepted" to "in press" once the final proofs are submitted, as Fundingseeker suggested. correct me if I am wrong, but once the paper is accepted it is effectively "in press" because a journal isn't going to decide to pull the paper after it has passed review. in any case, when evaluating people's CVs, I treat papers listed as "accepted" and those listed as "in press" the same way. So it is better if possible to be consistent…
I always put "in press" after the acceptance — 'in press" can also mean that it is in the production phase, which includes the entire proof process imo.