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Publish an Open Access Journal

Your guide to creating, managing, and publishing a scholarly open access journal with Tulane University Journal Publishing.


During the Copyediting stage, the editor assigns a copyeditor to edit the submission files.

The copyeditor, who is often a professional, will align the writing style with your editorial guidelines, improve the quality and clarity of the writing, fix any grammar, and get the submission ready for conversion to a publication format.

This is the last stage before you generate publication-ready formats such as PDFs and ePubs. If you do not have the resources to hire a professional copyeditor, use this stage to take a close look at the material, check any facts, correct any errors, and communicate with the author to clarify any points of confusion.


The Copyediting stage provides four panels for managing the copyediting process.

  • Participants: Editors can add copyeditors from this panel.
  • Draft Files: All files selected by the editor for copyediting. These are typically files that have been revised as a result of the review process.
  • Copyediting Discussions: Editors and copyeditors can use this panel to initiate discussions with the author(s) or communicate among themselves. This can be used to clarify points of confusion, request further information from the author, or request approval for any changes.
  • Copyedited: Copyeditors can upload final edited files to this panel. These should be completed files that are ready to be sent to production.


There's only one editorial decision available to editors at this stage. If you decide to decline a submission at this late stage, you can do so by going back to a previous stage.

Send to Production: The editor can send the submission to the Production stage when final copyedited files are ready. Any files in the Copyedited panel will automatically be forwarded unless the editor chooses not to send them.


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