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Most of the copyediting progress will be recorded with the "Copyediting Discussions" box. Here, copyeditors can upload various drafts and have authors and section editors approve of their work.  Make sure to select which participants To do so, click “Add Discussion” in the upper right corner of the “Copyediting Discussions” box. Under the “Participants” heading, select which individuals you want this particular discussion to be visible to - there may be some discussions you want to keep restricted to editors as well as some in which the author needs to receive updates. After writing your message, you can also choose these discussions as a place to store and send files that are not necessarily ready for placement in the "Copyedited" box. Discussions can be an excellent way to share revisions or rough drafts.

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Upload Final Copyedit Draft
Upload Final Copyedit Draft

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Once the copyeditor has sent in a final copyedited draft, confirmed by both the journal/section editor as well as the author, you can upload the final draft into the central "Copyedited" box. Upload a file by clicking the "Upload/Select Files" link in the upper right corner of the box. Once the file is uploaded, you can double-check the file's information or change the file using the "Edit"  button below the file name. 

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Send to Production
Send to Production

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Your final page should resemble the image below, with a few discussions informing the section editor, author, and copyeditor at various stages and a final draft of the file available under "Copyedited"

The Send to Production window , located to the right of the “Draft Files” box, begins by asking whether or not you would like to notify the author(s) that their submission has made it to the next stage of production. Once  Once you have decided whether or not to contact the author(s), click "Next: Send Files for Production".

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