SkyLaTeX for Proofing

SkyLaTeX: convenient, simple & time-saving

Meet SkyLaTeX – the web-based LaTeX editing and compiling tool used in production for online proofing. Conveniently suited for STM fields, SkyLaTeX actively involves authors in the publication preparation by allowing them to edit and compile production LaTeX files and check proofs remotely, thus boosting the speed of processing for heavy mathematical content. With SkyLaTeX, it’s easier to check and validate authors’ changes, which leads to a higher quality of typesetting, improved turnaround time, and increased author satisfaction. More than 60,000 authors have already used the SkyLaTeX – 99% of them were delighted and have rated SkyLaTeX as an indispensable tool in the process of production. Work, communicate, and collect all your feedback from authors in one collaborative space – SkyLaTeX!

It worked wonderfully. Changes are quick, easy, and immediate. I found myself encouraged to be more complete and precise in the text this way than I used to be when commenting on the PDF.

There is no possibility of misinterpretation of corrections.

I liked to see the final PDF after my final corrections.

This is the best system I have seen for page-proofs by far.

Proofing with SkyLaTeX: how does it work?

Designed to make the academic journal and book proofing process faster and more efficient, SkyLaTeX serves both experienced and new LaTeX users. SkyLaTeX allows authors to insert corrections directly into the production LaTeX file, preview the corrected PDF after compilation, and to view the editor’s queries and answer them. The workflow is as follows:

  1. After copyediting, typesetting and enrichments have been made, a unique link to the LaTeX production file is sent to the author.
  2. By clicking this link, the author is directed to SkyLaTeX homepage where the LaTeX source file of the publication is shown on the left and the corresponding PDF preview on the right. The PDF layout fully meets house style and publisher requirements.
  3. If authors want to correct anything, they can make changes directly into the LaTeX source file and compile it online.
  4. To complete the final proof, the author simply clicks on the ‘Validate and finish proofing’ button.

 

SkyLaTeX: who can use it?

Journal authors with full or partial knowledge of LaTeX

SkyLaTeX is convenient because of its suitability for both experienced and novice LaTeX authors. During the proofing process, efficient communication between the author and Editor is vital and often takes time. Effective built-in editing and commenting features in the SkyLaTeX tool shortens the proofing process and saves the authors’ and editors’ time.

Language editors and translators

Designed for heavy mathematical content, SkyLaTeX is beneficial to all the publishers who want to improve language editing processes. With Rich Text functionality, the SkyLaTeX tool conveniently allows editing heavy math content in Rich Text mode by hiding LaTeX commands and code for math content. It is a handy way to equip LaTeX with the “what you see is what you get” output and without a doubt facilitates the technical editing process.

Authors, who are preparing a new book edition in LaTeX

We offer a new way to use SkyLaTeX, where authors can prepare a new book edition in the LaTeX environment by themselves in three simple steps:

  1. We receive previous edition LaTeX files from the publisher and upload them to the SkyLaTeX environment;
  2. We develop a new LaTeX style of the book or use the old one from the previous edition;
  3. The author inserts new edition changes directly to LaTeX files in the SkyLaTeX environment.

Thus, the author benefits from SkyLaTeX by actually working with the final LaTeX files of the most recent edition of the book, shortening turnaround time and increasing the quality of the final product. Full-text XML of the new edition can be prepared as an additional service.

VTeX – your partner in publishing production

Our vision is to be among leading service providers in STM publishing fields with the highest service quality assurance. Social responsibility is the foundation of the VTeX management philosophy.

At VTeX, we are aware of the challenges that publishers face and we are here to assist. We help to spread innovation in the field of publishing over the scientific community as well as provide technical assistance and tools for disseminating scientific knowledge. If you want to start using SkyLaTeX software in your publishing processes, request a live demo or contact us directly and we will help bring the publishing future to the present.

FAQ

Can SkyLaTeX support any article layout, required by the publisher?

Yes, we upload articles or books that meet the requirements of a publisher. If you would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to request a live demo version and we will assist you.

Can authors see the final version of their article’s using SkyLaTeX?

Yes, authors can preview files and see how the article will look in the final PDF after final corrections. If you would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to request a live demo version and we will assist.

Why does the proofing process become faster using SkyLaTeX?

With SkyLaTeX, it’s easier to check and validate authors’ changes. Editors can easily see if the author answered all queries, and all other changes made by the author are marked. Furthermore, there is no need for emailing with authors in the proofing stage. For more information, learn about SkyLaTeX here: https://youtu.be/n_QUB2_6JGI

Can SkyLaTeX be used by authors that are not familiar with LaTeX?

Yes, with Rich Text functionality, SkyLaTeX hides LaTeX commands and code for math content and displays it in the Rich Text mode. If you would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to request a live demo version and we will assist.

Can SkyLaTeX be used by language editors?

Yes, with Rich Text functionality, the SkyLaTeX tool allows editing heavy math content by hiding LaTeX commands and code for math content and displaying it in the Rich Text mode. It is a handy way to equip LaTeX with the “what you see is what you get” output and without a doubt facilitates the editing process. If you would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to request a live demo version and we will assist.

Can SkyLaTeX be used for journal proofing?

Yes, we are happy to inform you that SkyLaTeX software ideally suits journal proofing processes. If you would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to request a live demo version and we will be happy to assist. For more information, learn about SkyLaTeX here: https://youtu.be/n_QUB2_6JGI

Can SkyLaTeX be used for book proofing?

We are proud to inform you that SkyLaTeX software ideally suits book proofing processes as well. If you would like to receive more information, please do not hesitate to request a live demo version and we will be happy to assist. For more information, learn about SkyLaTeX here: https://youtu.be/n_QUB2_6JGI

Can I get a SkyLaTeX demonstration?

Sure, please contact us and we will provide a link to SkyLaTeX demonstration, where the functionality of SkyLaTeX can be tried-out. We will be happy to answer all of your questions as well. For more information, learn about SkyLaTeX here: https://youtu.be/n_QUB2_6JGI

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