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Manuscript Editing 

Editorial Assessment and Processing

Richard M. Glass

After acceptance for publication, a manuscript undergoes copyediting, now often referred to as manuscript editing. Extensive editing for clarity, accuracy, and internal consistency may be necessary for some manuscripts. The manuscript editor coordinates communication between the editor, author, and production staff. Manuscript editors incorporate suggestions of the reviewing editor; correct grammar, spelling, and usage; query ambiguities and inconsistencies; verify mathematical calculations; verify reference citations; and edit to journal style. Tables, boxes, and figures are also edited for style (see , Visual Presentation of Data), accuracy, and consistency with the text. Original figures may be created by a graphics specialist in

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