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Checking the article: proofing procedure

You will receive your page proofs approximately two weeks after finishing the MyPublication process.
» The proofs are sent to you via e-mail with a hyperlink directly from the typesetter. The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures.
» The typesetter will insert queries in the proofs wherever clarifications are required from the author. You will be asked to return the proofs with your comments and/or corrections to the typesetter by email or fax.
» You will also receive a metadata sheet showing the header information that will later appear on SpringerLink and other online platforms. This should also be checked, especially the author(s) names and affiliations.

Author’s corrections: limitations 

» After the manuscript is accepted for production, alterations beyond minor corrections (especially corrections for typographical errors arising during the typesetting processes) are not permitted.
» Changes that involve only matters of style will not be carried out by the typesetter, as we have generally introduced forms that follow the journal’s style.
» Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, and changes of title and authorship are not allowed without the approval of the responsible editor.
» Usually, revised proofs will not be sent to the author. Authors may, however, ask for a revised proof in case of multiple errors and extensive corrections.

Further Information 

For further information about any aspect of publishing in Springer journals, please consult our general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact our Author Helpdesk.
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