The following content is excerpted from Publishers Weekly, Digital Solutions in India 2015: The 10th Annual Review.
Convoluted RFPs (request for proposals), complex NDA (non-disclosure agreements), abstract briefings and impossible deadlines are nothing new to India-based vendors. In fact, they thrive on the difficult and challenging, as shown by the following projects (or abbreviated case studies) that fully encapsulate their capabilities and unique solutions.
Cenveo Publisher Services
"We helped launch a brand-new, Open Access, online-only journal from scratch in less than eight months," says marketing director Marianne Calilhanna, adding that Cenveo Publisher Suite with XSLT was used to produce standardized PDF and XML files for an early-release deliverable 24-hour post-acceptance. The workflow also delivered the final full-text XML, and copyedited and composed articles within 10 days of acceptance. "The latest JATS DTD with ORCID, FundRef and reviewer comments were included, together with video and component DOIs, which were generated on the fly. The journal runs on Drupal/Jcore platform provided on HighWire Press."
The team also completed the full-service production of McGraw-Hill's premier medical reference text, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition. "This edition involved copyediting of more than 17,000 manuscript pages and complex composition of over 4,000 pages. Our team also took on proofreading and indexing of this massive tome, which covers 486 print-book chapters and 137 online chapters. There were also more than 2,200 figures and 1,200 tables in this book," notes Waseem Andrabi, senior director for global content services, adding that the project managers collaborated with more than 600 authors and six lead editors.