B. Editors' Information
Congratulations on accepting this voluntary
endeavor. Your sacrifice of time and effort in editing a conference proceedings
volume is a valuable service to astronomy and a credit to your commitment to
science. We are excited for the opportunity to work with you as an editor. Be
advised that it takes a considerable amount of effort to edit a volume. The
time commitment and duties are similar to those of writing up a dissertation.
Plan ahead and block out the time necessary to complete this project in a timely
fashion. To quote one of our editors:
For the conference participants, late publications are
disappointing. I know from experience that organizing a symposium takes three
solid months, and editing the proceedings takes at least three solid months.
Perhaps editors should be notified that they should make that time available
before they assume/accept the job.
We are dedicated to giving you all the support necessary to
make this a successful experience. But the ultimate success lies with you.
We have provided these online instructions to help make the
process smoother for you and to provide a central repository of all the
instructions, templates and macros, and other helps you may need. The
instructions are organized by the steps involved in publishing a volume. These
web pages are accessible in the navigation bar at the top and also
below:Overview of the
Step 1. Getting Started
Step 2. Compiling The
Submitting The Manuscript
Step 4. Proof Stage
Step 5. Printed
The five steps are described in more detail in our Overview of the Publishing
Process. Please carefully review the overview to understand the
entire publication process. It details your role, our role, the stages of the
process and expected time frames.
We are looking forward to working with you to publish this
volume. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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