[rfc-i] Some questions about the RFC Editor restructuring plan

Henning Schulzrinne hgs at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Aug 7 16:42:26 PDT 2008


On Aug 7, 2008, at 6:25 PM, Bob Braden wrote:

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> Do the markups go back to the authors to make corrections, or ...?
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Yes, to verify that nothing got mangled in the typesetting/editing,  
given that many papers are rather specialized and technical.

> AUTH48 happens generally after a good deal of editing for English
> grammar, consistency, etc.  Maybe the articles that make it to the
> copy editors are more consistently well formed than the average
> Internet Draft?

This seems to depend strongly on the journal/magazine. The made-over  
Communication of the ACM (CACM) is apparently having an editor more or  
less rewrite submitted research articles for the broader target  
audience, while some of the more specialized journals, such as the  
Transactions on Networking, seem to apply a light editing touch,  
relying on earlier rounds of peer reviews to straighten out the  
English. Some authors are explicitly told to get external help if the  
text is in bad shape.


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> Bob
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>  *> On Aug 7, 2008, at 4:52 PM, Bob Braden wrote:
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