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Book production workflow

Book Production Workflow 

Once the submitted manuscript has been approved by the publishing editor, it is handed over to Springer’s production team. We work with certified vendors in Asia, Europe, and the USA in order to make your content available in print and electronic format. The production process starts after all manuscript files have been received. They are sent to our service vendors for typesetting and technical data requirements. You will be kept informed about the process by regular emails.

Production planning and schedules 

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The publication time depends on the specific book project and is influenced by the volume and complexity of the manuscript. All authors will receive the production schedule from the service vendor’s project manager by email. The schedule details the expected dates for each production stage (e.g., when to expect proofs).

Conversion & XML creation 

We prepare the content so that it can easily be found on SpringerLink, Google, etc. and can be used for various outputs (e.g., conversion to HTML for Internet publication or into a typesetting system for printing). This means that the manuscript data is enriched with additional information (tags) that go beyond the pure contents of the text. For example, the tagging of the metadata such as author name(s), affiliations, or the chapter title ensures that all relevant data is available as required. The tagging of the reference list entries enables us to crosslink the cited references with the original publication.

Book Manuscript Guidelines 

For more information about the formal style, artwork instructions and templates for Springer publications, please refer to our Book Manuscript Guidelines.