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Copy Editing & Typesetting

Copy Editing 

Basic language editing, i.e., the correction of grammar, punctuation and syntax will be performed on request only. However, this may not be sufficient if English is not your native language and substantial editing and/or rewriting would be required. In that case, we recommend asking a native speaker to help you or arranging for your text to be checked by a professional editing service prior to submission. For example, Edanz Editing provides language editing for scientific publications in medicine, biomedical and life sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, business/economics, and humanities. Edanz charges authors directly for these language polishing services.
Manuscripts will be checked by a copy editor for formal style. Springer follows certain standards with regard to the presentation of the content, and the copy editors make sure that the manuscript conforms to these styles. For example, they will check the references against the reference style applicable for the book and correct them if necessary. Any discrepancies between the list and the citation in the text will be pointed out to you in the proofs.


The copyedited text and the figures are now imported into the typesetting system and formatted according to Springer’s layout specifications. Which layout is used depends on the content and the target readership of the book and/or the style of the book series. We choose from a set of predefined book dimensions and layout designs the one that suits your book best.

Book Manuscript Guidelines 

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