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Please suggest some resources for editors

Postby newbies » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:34 pm

I am creating a new journal using the OJS system. Since I don't have a big budget, I have to do everything including creating PDF templates, article layout and html production by myself. I know Adobe Indesign is a very popular program for desktop publishing and have spent many days learning it. Now I can say that I have gotten the hang of it and can produce nice looking PDF files for articles, but still don't have a clue about the work flow used by professional journal editors for producing html pages from indesign layout looks like.

I feel I am doing all these in the dark and i really need some guidance. I tried to find some online forums or groups for discussing those sorts of things but i could not find any. Can anyone suggest some online resources which or people whom I can learn from?

Thank you.
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Re: Please suggest some resources for editors

Postby Karen » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:56 pm

Hi Newbies,

I haven't found any forums or groups dedicated to this, but you could try one of the following resources to start:

Our wiki intro on file types and conversions: http://pkp.sfu.ca/wiki/index.php?title= ... File_Types

The PKP School resources on becoming an editor: http://pkpschool.sfu.ca/becoming-an-editor/

Martin Eve's guide to starting an open access journal is really good: https://www.martineve.com/2012/07/10/st ... de-part-1/

We also have some resources on editorial practices, but they are more informational: http://pkp.sfu.ca/editorial-resources/


Good luck with your work!

Best regards,
Karen
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Re: Please suggest some resources for editors

Postby newbies » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:26 pm

Hi Karen,

Thank you so much for pointing me to those resources most of which I have not visited yet and are very helpful. Currently, I am trying to figure out a right workflow that saves time and money. I know the best one will be first converting word submissions to JATS compliant XML, and then generate both PDF and HTML from the xml. But as mentioned in your first link, there is no convenient tool for us to do the first XML conversion. I am thinking of first doing layout in Indesign to create PDF, and then export HTML and also XML, thought this is still not a perfect solution.
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Re: Please suggest some resources for editors

Postby Karen » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:59 pm

Hi Newbies,

You're right, there is regrettably no easy and perfect solution yet (that I know of anyway).
Keep an eye out of the completion of one of our projects: http://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-supporting-olh-de ... ypesetter/
There is also an initial demonstration video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVL-fbYA9Qc

Btw, I see that there are many videos on youtube that talk about how to convert to XML, maybe one of them will be appropriate to your specific case?

Best regards,
Karen
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Re: Please suggest some resources for editors

Postby newbies » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:16 pm

Hi Karen,
Thank you again for the information. Excited to know the typesetter project.
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