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Editorial Assessment and Processing 

Editorial Assessment and Processing
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Editorial Assessment and Processing
Author(s):

Phil Fontanarosa

, Stacy Christiansen

, and Annette Flanagin

DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0006
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date: 27 February 2020

The Editorial Assessment and Processing chapter of the 11th edition of the AMA Manual of Style describes the procedures that some scientific journals use to evaluate and then process articles for publication. For the evaluation process of peer review, not only the selection of reviewers but also criteria for manuscript assessment, masked (“blind”) or unmasked review, revisions, and appeals are described. The steps an accepted manuscript then undergoes as it moves toward publication (manuscript editing, composition and page makeup, and proofreading), as well as issue makeup (including advertising placement and final review) are outlined. Finally, postpublication review and corrections are emphasized as important parts of the process.

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