Pure allows you to set the following publications statuses in chronological order:
In preparation - publication is not yet ready to be submitted for publication
Submitted - publication has been submitted for publication
Accepted / In Press - publication has been accepted by a publisher, but is not yet publicly available
E-pub ahead of print - publication has been published online in advance of print publication
Published - final publication status of the publication - either in print or online.
Unpublished - used for 'unpublished' conference papers or posters OR for withdrawn publications.
'Online only' publications should get Published as their final status; not E-pub ahead of print.
Publications with status In preparation or Submitted will NOT be shown in the VU Research Portal - see criteria for portal visibility.
For each status you can set the accompanying date (year is mandatory) following the above chronological order.
Once a publication has been validated you can no longer change an existing publication status; you can only add a new status and date. Contact your local Pure-administrator if an existing publication status or date should be corrected.