automatic renumbering of references

AUTOMATIC RENUMBERING OF NUMBERED REFERENCES (XMETAL)

BACKGROUND:

  • Planned journal rollout to XML caused concern regarding hand-renumbering of numbered references following copyediting

SOLUTION:

  • Create system to allow automatic renumbering (on layout) of both reference list and reference citation within text based on citation location within manuscript
  • Solution involved reprogramming throughout publication process and multiple platforms: eXtyles, XMetaL, and 3B2 (APP) applications
  • Complications included multi-part references with citations-in-parts; varying reference citation styles; cross-platform issues

FINAL PRODUCT:

  • Complex references and citations (for example, multi-part reference #1 below) automatically renumbered on layout
  • Allows copyeditor full control over editing of references without worrying about hand renumbering issues
  • Works smoothly over three separate platforms, from premarking (eXtyles) through layout (3B2/APP)
  • Example from sample manuscript and from training manual below:

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