From Acceptance to Publication
Congratulations! It is now time to format your paper per the publisher’s official style requirements, which you can find on the Oxford University Press web site for RFS. For examples of citation and reference style, please see our guide.
Once your paper is formatted, please send a PDF or Word version of your paper to the journal’s Managing Editor. If your paper’s source file is LaTeX, please send a PDF version. If your paper’s source file is Word, please send the Word version; this will make it easier for you to make changes during copy editing.
The paper will then go to one of the journal’s copy editors. The copy editor will send you a marked-up copy noting required changes. You are responsible for implementing these changes on your files. Your paper will not go into the publication queue until the copy editor approves it!
Once the copy editor approves your paper, you should send your manuscript and source files to the journal’s Managing Editor. Please include all source files (Word, Latex, tables, figures) needed for typesetting, as well as any supplementary materials to be posted online.
Supplementary Materials: If you are including supplementary materials to be posted online, please make sure the files are clearly labeled and note these files in your email to the Managing Editor. Please ensure the files you send to the Managing Editor are final. No changes to supplementary material will be allowed once the files are posted to the OUP site. Supplementary materials include online appendices, data, code, slides, teaching notes, videos, etc.
The Managing Editor will then send your files to Oxford University Press for typesetting. Within a few days, you will receive an email from OUP advising you on the next steps of the publication process.
OUP will place the copy edited PDF of the accepted paper on Advance Access with the label “Accepted Manuscript.” After typesetting, you’ll be given the chance to view your paper one final time before publication. When you receive your proofs from Oxford University Press, please ensure you check them thoroughly. Once you return your proofs, OUP will post the Corrected Proof online, at which point your paper is officially published, regardless of its status in a print issue. OUP does not allow changes to Corrected Proofs and the bar for an erratum is high.
LaTeX Style Files
To prepare your files in LaTeX, you may use the files available on our publisher’s web site if you would like to do so. These files are provided by the publisher for use by authors who are fluent in the use of LaTeX. Please note that we are not able to instruct you in how to use the files/how to change LaTeX commands/how to adjust the files/etc. The formatting in the LaTeX files is for accepted papers ONLY; it should not be used for initial submissions to the journal.
Authors are not allowed to post postprint versions of their papers to institutional repositories at any time after publication.