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 RCFS. For examples of citation and reference style, please see our guide.
Once your paper is formatted, please send a PDF or Word file 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. 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 note that the main source file must be Latex or Word.
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. Once you approve the typeset version, OUP will then replace the “Accepted Manuscript” label with the “Corrected Proof” label.
Per the RCFS Code Sharing Policy, for all papers submitted after October 1, 2020, authors must upload replication code to the RCFS Dataverse, unless the editor has approved an exception. The exception must be approved by the editor immediately after initial submission, and a written confirmation has to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their files are usable.
If your files need to be uploaded in a method that retains the original structure, please follow these instructions: You can either compress the files as a .gz or .7zip archive, or place the zip file within another zip file before uploading. Either method will bypass extraction of the files within, and leave the archive as a single file, with the structure inside preserved.
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.
Authors are not allowed to post postprint versions of their papers to institutional repositories at any time after publication.