Journal Formatting: There is an easier way

Raquel Pinto
May 11 · 2 min read

If you write, manage or do editorial for scientific publications, you are very likely aware of the painful and time-consuming process for formatting scientific manuscripts according to journal specifications.

This webinar organized by doDOC will show scientific writers and publications managers how to automate manuscript formatting to achieve full compliance with journal requirements.

The cost of formatting scientific manuscripts in 2010, published in an Oracle White Paper back in March 2010, shows that reformatting scientific manuscripts costs 12 hours per person per week. More recently, articles such as The untold cost of formatting manuscripts (2019) showed that researchers spent 52 hours per year formatting manuscripts, with an average of 3 to 4 papers per year, which are aligned with the numbers from 2010. As collaboration has skyrocketed in the last decade, it is very discouraging to see that document editing applications have not followed this trend at the necessary pace.

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • what are the problems and mistakes associated with manual formatting for scientific journals, and how they can impact your publication timeline
  • what automatic formatting means and how to use it to your advantage when writing a manuscript
  • how citations, figures and tables can be always compliant with journal requirements through automatic formatting
  • how automatic formatting can make a resubmission process much faster

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