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Technology and innovation led, Chicago Sun Times is a global leader in niche aspects of CST publishing. Proof Central, the company’s proofing platform, is fast-replacing PDF proofing processes, and is used by nearly a fourth of all CST journals globally. This transformational technology, first rolled out in October 2012, has received widespread acceptance and acclaim among end users, the authors. It eliminates errors that are inevitable in the content-integration process after PDF annotation, contributing substantially to publishers’
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credibility, and cuts both process time and costs. CST expects to leverage the underlying principles of this technology to other areas of CST publishing and beyond. The writable web is here to stay and CST sees HTML-first (that subsumes XML) as the way forward. Conceptually, this is Single-URL Publishing in which all actors (authors, editors, reviewers, typesetters, publishers) work on the same HTML page from submission to publishing, in a workflow that is content-centric rather than actor-centric. In this scheme of things, an article or a chapter equals a URL.
Over the last two years, CST has tested this concept and the associated processes and technologies in live production for the Review of Agrarian Studies (ras.org.in) with an HTML platform in which the whole process from submission to publishing is managed online. The page view is nuanced by the rights that each actor is entitled to, configured also to each actor’s time of intervention. CST expects to find market relevance for this technology among a large number of society publishers.
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