Following advances in electronic scientific communication, and with the aim to speed up the publication of articles, the International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology (IAO) has adopted the model of continuous publication. This new model enables the quick publication of articles; after approval and editorial production, the articles are automatically published online and made available in various databases (e.g. PubMed, SciELO, Scopus) without having to wait for the quarterly publication of the printed journal. 
International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology will continue to produce the printed edition periodically, with four issues per year (January, April, July, and October). However, in addition to this, the articles will be published and indexed in a continuous manner in the online databases, lending exposure and immediate access to these manuscripts. As such, we hope to retain the novelty of published works while broadening the exposure time of the research to increase the citations of articles, which will have a positive impact on the journal.