The Online proofing system (OPS) is based on HTML and requires an internet connection.
Browser support: The OPS is supported by all major browsers, such as Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera; however Chrome is highly recommended.
The OPS allows the user to make changes directly in the text, tables, equations, or figure captions and sends to the corresponding production department with a single click.
All corrections should be made to the HTML. After submission of the proof, the production team will review the corrections to ensure that they are in accordance with the journal’s style guide.
Each proof reviewer receives a unique email containing a link to access the respective proof. By clicking the link, a new window opens in the browser:
Any changes will be lost by hitting the “Refresh" function or the F5 key. Please do not hit the Refresh function unless the work in progress has been saved.
The above image shows the proofing status of an example article the circle with the arrow above it indicates the current stage of proofing (exact stages may vary from journal to journal). Once the proof initiation is complete, the proof link is sent to the first reviewer (Corresponding Author).
After the corrections are made by the Corresponding Author, the link will be sent to the next reviewer as indicated in the proofing status sequence at the top of the article (in this example, the Proof Collator). Each reviewer indicated in the sequence submits the proof with their corrections. The last reviewer will submit the proof and the job status will be completed.
The colour of the status bar changes accordingly, i.e., if the process is on-going the colour will be in blue and once it is completed and moves to the next stage, the colour changes to green.
The triangle should no longer be displayed once status of the proof is Complete.