The workflow of a manuscript
The workflow of each book contains the following steps (click to expand):
Book manuscripts are peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers who are selected by the respective series editors. For edited volumes this review may be skipped provided the contributions in the volume have been peer-reviewed and the review process is documented.
The reviewers are asked to review the book manuscript within 10 - 12 weeks. If there are still reviews missing after 14 weeks, the series editor asks other reviewer(s) to write a review within 8 weeks. If the series editor does not succeed in obtaining at least two reviews after 26 weeks, the manuscript counts as rejected.
The review process has two possible outcomes: rejection or acceptance conditional upon implementation of changes. There is no revise and resubmit, but rejected manuscripts can be resubmitted after a year.
In the case of acceptance the series editor passes the reviews on to the author, who uses them to prepare the revised version. At this stage at the latest, all the style guidelines (ยง) need to be observed very strictly. The revision may take up to two months.
If the manuscript was not already written in LaTeX, it is now converted to LaTeX. This process is the responsibility of the author and the series editor. (The LangSci office can provide assistance as long as the DFG funding lasts, but probably not beyond this.) At this stage, the LangSci office will add the metadata to the book's record and announce the book as "forthcoming" in the catalogue.