In this module, we initially switch back to the author’s perspective to see how her steps in the copyediting process mirror the copyeditor’s steps. After looking at how the author handles her side of copyediting the manuscript, we will take a quick look at how the copyeditor wraps up the copyediting process. Once you’ve finished the three lessons on copyediting, you’ll have a sense of how the author, copyeditor, and section editor interact and work together on the manuscript via OJS when the journal employs a separate copyeditor.
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Things might get a bit complicated for this activity. You’ll first need to login as the Author, respond to the Copyeditor, and then login as the Copyeditor to complete the process. Again, its a lot of back and forth, but it does give you a good idea of what the publication process looks like within OJS. If you get lost at any point, be sure to call for help in the comment section below!
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Who makes the final changes in the copyediting process?Correct
Correct. The copyeditor makes the final changes. However, the system is set up to allow the author to sign off on these changes before the copyeditor makes them.Incorrect
No. The copyeditor makes the final changes. However, the system is set up to allow the author to sign off on these changes before the copyeditor makes them.
As you can see, the initial learning curve for OJS can be a little steep — especially if you are new to publishing. However, over time it will become more familiar and much easier. Some journals also bypass this workflow altogether, and just use OJS for submissions, review, and publication. Do you think this workflow is too complex for your needs, or do you think it will help you better manage your local publishing process?