Proofing in publishing set for a change

A new browser-based proofing technology developed by a Chennai-based firm and endorsed by Dutch publishing giant Elsevier is set to change the scientific publishing industry. Publishers of academic literature generally experience time-wasting problems in the proof-reading process. Proofing generally takes place by circulating a PDF of the typeset-manuscript for authors to check, correct and approve. The corrections then have to be transferred manually onto the proof. However, this method is filled with workflow and process bottlenecks and inaccuracies. Chennai-based TNQ, a specialist in content-centric technologies, has now come up with a new technology that replaces the traditional method of PDF proofing with a new technology platform. New platform This new platform, called Proof Central, now supports over 1,000 science and technology journals of Elsevier, according to a press release. “We calibrated Proof Central to allow only as much author intervention as can be allowed in a peer-reviewed manuscript,” said Yakov Chandy, CEO, TNQ. “The system sets up a Concious Editing Environment for authors to interact with. Also, all actors work on a single URL, introduce their deltas into it and the full work flow cycle, and the loops therein, is completed on the same page.” Read the entire article here:

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