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Electronic Editing Workflow.  

Stacy L. Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
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Many software programs have text editing functionality that allows users to view edits and track changes. It is common for insertions to be underlined and deletions to be struck through. Each program offers tools to show or hide the editing marks, notes about formatting, and embedded comments. Some newer software programs permit collaborative writing and editing. How users (eg, authors and editors) respond to the editing depends on not only the software program but also the technologies and workflow involved. For example, manuscript editors at the JAMA Network send edited manuscripts to authors showing text insertions and deletions as well as embedded comments and questions as a PDF file. Authors can respond by using editing or commenting tools directly on the PDF; by printing it out, marking up the copy, scanning it, and returning via email; or by outlining corrections and query answers in an email. Authors are also provided with proofs that are generated programmatically to look like a composed proof for initial review before final composition and publication....