Production

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Preparation
Proofs and Corrections
Brill Typographic Style
Time Frame
From Production to Book

Preparation

When the manuscript has been accepted definitively, we will prepare it for production administratively (and may be in touch with some last requests). Your manuscript is then ready to be handed over to our Editorial/Production department.

  • Please note that Brill does not offer copy-editing or language-editing on a standard basis. We ask you to submit a manuscript that is as clean as possible. Please consult your Brill contact for further details.

Brill has a team of experienced in-house production editors, one of whom will be assigned to your manuscript to coordinate the proof process and assist you with any questions and concerns you may have.

Proofs and Corrections

Once assigned, the production editor will prepare your manuscript for the typesetters. We aim to send you the typeset page proofs and cover design within 3‒4 weeks’ time. At this stage, we will also ask you to compile the index terms.

Proofs are sent as PDF files and we ask you to make your corrections digitally, in the PDF files.

  • Please limit the corrections to obvious mistakes like typos and misspellings. Please note that further editing or changes to the lay-out are not possible.
  • Please make sure the corrections do not cause page overrun.
  • Should the total costs of the corrections exceed 10% of the total typesetting costs, Brill will need to charge these to you.
  • Corrections are made preferably in the PDF files (see Marking Corrections in Adobe).
  • Please use the universal correction signs when correcting by hand. A scan of the hand-corrected pages should be sent by e-mail to the production editor.

Brill Typographic Style

Nowadays, tight integration of print and e-publication is one of Brill’s main priorities in order to ensure a seamless transition from print to online. This is why Brill uses a standard typographic style across the entire range of our publishing programs (this Author Guide has been typeset in the Brill Typographic Style). Your manuscript will be converted by the typesetters to this typographic style. Not only does it aid the transition from print to online, it also ensures an efficient production process.

Please note that Brill takes on the cost and risk of publication of your manuscript. Hence, we retain the right to publish the manuscript in the style and manner that we deem best suited to sales.

Time Frame

It is Brill’s priority to ensure as a smooth and fast production process as possible. We aim to publish the book in ca. 5 months (after the manuscript has been taken into production). In order to do so, we ask for your full cooperation and compliance to the production schedule that Brill prepares. A delay means a disruption of the entire production process and compromises not only Brill but also those who rely on us: the typesetters and designers, as well as other authors.

From Production to Book

When you have submitted the corrections to the page proofs and the index, the production editor will liaise with the typesetters so that your corrections can be carried out. Depending on the number of corrections and the complexity of your book, the production editor will either meticulously check the second set of proofs, or send them to you for checking only. Please note that Brill cannot accept any new corrections in the second set of proofs. If all is in order, the print files will be prepared, checked, and sent to the printers; and the e-book will be uploaded to Brill´s online platform. Your Brill contact will be in touch to inform you when you can expect the copies of your book.