Our latest video guide covers the Hindawi Online Proofing System – or OPS.
Once a manuscript is accepted for publication in a Hindawi journal, the production process begins. Our staff take your submitted manuscript and begin the process of enriching it to produce a final article that can be published online.
This process involves fully typesetting the text into well-structured xml, the full re-creation of any tables or equations and the standardization of all included figures. This can include completely redrawing illustrative figures, in other cases it may only require the addition of clear, consistent labels.
To ensure that you’re happy with the change we make, we use the OPS to allow you to preview them in situ. Once your manuscript is ready to review, you’ll receive an email from Hindawi inviting you to log into the OPS. You log into the OPS using the same credentials as you used for the Manuscript Tracking System when submitting your manuscript.
The OPS interface will show you exactly where the Hindawi production team have asked for your input. The simple navigation menu allows you to jump to the precise location of a query, where you’re able to provide an immediate response. You can also make your own changes and comments throughout the manuscript. These amendments are marked up as tracked changes, making them highly visible and easy to follow.
Using the OPS allows us to cut down on the number of proofing rounds that a manuscript goes through. You cannot submit your responses unless all the issues have been addressed, and your instructions are provided directly on the text of your manuscript – helping to avoid any miscommunication or misunderstanding.
The OPS is one of Hindawi’s most popular systems – with an author approval rating of over 99%. We’re confident that you will enjoy using it – and we hope that our video guide provides a useful introduction. You can watch it at any time via the OPS ‘Help’ menu.
A transcript of this video can be found here.
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