Books@Atla Open Press' editorial workflow for Scholarly Editions can be visualized in four stages: Recruitment and Proposal Review, Manuscript Submission, Editing, and Production and Publication.
The editorial board is responsible for actively soliciting new projects and for reviewing proposals, including the selection and assignment of peer reviewers. The EiC is responsible for initial communications with prospective authors and volume editors.
SCDI receives the completed manuscripts and uploads them to the dedicated Google Drive space. The liaison editor in consultation with the EiC and volume editor, if applicable, initially reviews the manuscript for suitability for publication. The SCDIM is responsible for engaging a cover artist, production designer, and a proofreader for all accepted manuscripts.
Atla staff are responsible for movement of manuscript content into Atla's Google Drive, creation of the copyright and title pages, finalization of the cover, and preparation of final page proofs for publication. The liaison editor is responsible for working with the author or volume editor to finalize content.
A contracted designer will complete the layout of the book in InDesign. The liaison editor and the author or volume editor/chapter authors review and approve final page proofs. Atla staff are responsible for publishing the new volume to the Books@ website, making it available through Amazon, and ordering author and editor copies. The editorial board is responsible for identifying outlets for review and for promoting the release.
Books@Atla Open Press Scholarly Editions Workflows and Procedures for OMP 3.1.2
Prepared March 2020
Last revised February 2023