The editorial office is typically responsible for handling manuscripts from submission (or pre-submission) to acceptance. Manuscripts are then passed to the production office for copyediting and typesetting. Though handled by two separate offices, this is a unified process and so the intersection (and interaction) between editorial and production offices is important.
At most publishers like Wiley, a production editor (PE) is responsible for each exported accepted manuscript. Their responsibilities include:
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Checking the manuscript and details provided at submission and revised submission stage ensures that your editorial office is not allocating a lot of time asking the author for further information once a manuscript is accepted.
At acceptance, your office should check the following:
It is also important to check that the production editor has all the relevant information regarding the manuscript. This might include: