TCB's editorial workflow can be visualized in four stages: Recruitment, Review, Layout, and Release. Click the links below for further details.
The EiC is responsible for ensuring that all content is received by the submission deadlines. Most content comes regularly from the same suppliers. Only "Testimony" usually has to be actively solicited.
Most TCB content comes from regular contributors within Atla's Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG), most notably the NACO and SACO Funnel Coordinator, the TSIG Chair, the CONSER Coordinator, and the Liaison to the CC:DA. Other TSIG members are welcome to contribute appropriate content of interest to the readers also. The EiC may need to send reminders to contributors in advance of the submission deadline.
The EiC compiles content for "Professional Development Opportunities".
"Testimony" is the main variably-sourced content. The EiC may need to solicit this or send out calls depending on the availability and quality of unsolicited submissions. Regardless of source, the EiC should ensure that an author agreement with the contributor is placed on file.
The EiC is responsible for evaluating all submissions, working with contributors to ensure they are of acceptable quality, and sending accepted submissions to production.
The EiC receives email notification of a new submission (which can be found in
the queue on the dashboard, where she clicks on the name of the submitter).
The EiC clicks, in sequence: Accept and Skip Review, Do Not Send an Email Notification, Next: Select Files for Copyediting, and Record Editorial Decision, before sending the submission to layout.
Atla staff are responsible for layout and design. The editorial board is responsible for selecting a cover image. The EiC is responsible for providing editorial content and finalizing the order of contents.
The layout editor generates individual article galleys and notifies editors when these are ready for review.