At the production stage, reports are copy-edited and proofed by professional writers and proof-readers. Typically this takes 4 to 6 months and involves general editing, detailed copy-editing, preparation of proofs, checking proofs by the author/editors, proof-reading, proof collation, resolving any remaining queries and then producing the signed-off journal issue. Reports receive final sign-off by the editors before they are published in print and online.
The production house is responsible for managing the copy-editing, typesetting, proofreading and printing of your report. The NIHR Journals Library uses an external production house called Prepress Projects, with a dedicated project management team looking after NIHR Journals Library work. They will be your main contact during the production process.