The “md workflow package” is a compilation of the technical tools and fixes we have developed to make the entire production process of a scientific journal – from an accepted manuscript to a beautifully typeset and professionally designed end product in pdf, html and xml – reliant only on Open Source Software, which can be used, further developed and adapted by everyone for free. We believe that by making copy-editing both simpler and more cost-efficient, we will remove a central obstacle in the way of an OA future for all academic publications.
We have also produced an 'Open Manual of Style,' which states Dialectica's instructions for authors concerning matters of style and typography. We strive to balance authors' freedom of expression with a desire for typographical uniformity, and we hope that this document will prove helpful to other journals in the humanities.
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