After you have handed in your final manuscript completely in terms of word files, figures and tables, we undertake technical and structural checking of the document. Then the manuscript is typeset and you receive your proof as PDF for correction and approval. In the case of questions or uncertainties, you will be contacted by your project manager. If there are no further problems, we proceed with production.
Now your manuscript is prepared for the standardised XML production, copy edited and typeset according to our standard layout. At this time, you will receive a rough schedule as an overview; you will also be sent a notification from the typesetting company with a date when your correction printouts will be available for correction and approval. You receive the page layout as a PDF file for correction of any setting errors and to check for completeness.
Questions arising from the copy editing are shown in the PDF file. In your author corrections, please avoid extensive text additions or deletions, which could considerably alter the page layout. Please do not make any changes to picture or table locations unless this is necessary from the content.