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Issue Makeup and Review

Editorial Assessment and Processing

Richard M. Glass

Issue Makeup and Review

For each journal issue, the production staff merges the editorial and the advertising material, numbers the pages, prepares the table of contents, and produces an imposition (a list that shows the sequential order of pages with placement of editorial and advertising content). The editorial content of each issue should be determined by the journal editor or managing editor, considering the balance of types of articles and thematic consistency (eg, there might be several articles on related topics). The made-up issue is reviewed by editorial and production staff, and final changes are incorporated. When final pages have been created, the electronic files can be telecommunicated to the printer. For print publication, proofs for each page may be prepared and returned to the journal for final review. When all pages have been approved, the issue is printed, bound, and mailed.

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