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We need to stress that it's important when citing an article to indicate
which version it is and at which URL it was found and on what date it was
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Mark Vrabel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I haven't done a comparison myself, but I've seen comparative studies
> focusing on the copyediting aspect like the following (and a short "In the
> News" blurb on pages 2-3 of the October-November 2007 issue of Copyediting
> discusses two studies of copyediting's effect on final versions of
> manuscripts...one study found that copyediting caught several major errors,
> whereas the other study concluded that copyediting just made articles more
> easily readable):
>
> Author's version vs. publisher's version: an analysis of the copy-editing
> function
> Authors: Wates, Edward; Campbell, Robert
> Source: Learned Publishing, Volume 20, Number 2, April 2007, pp. 121-129(9)
> Publisher: Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
> Abstract:
> This report describes an informal study carried out by Blackwell Publishing
> to assess whether the copy-editing and proof-correction process alone
> results in a significant difference between the author's version and the
> publisher's version of an article accepted for publication. One hundred and
> eighty-nine articles were reviewed from 23 journals. The results indicate
> that a substantial number of changes are made. It is suggested that
> copy-editing has an equal role to play in both the printed and online
> environments, and that in the latter it contributes substantially to the
> accuracy of the electronic version. Copy-editing is therefore an important
> function within the publisher's overall responsibility towards the integrity
> of the article of record.
> Document Type: Research article
> DOI: 10.1087/174148507X185090
>
>
>
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