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Student Journals: Publishing Roles- who does what, and when?

The Players

There are three main roles in the publishing of our journals:  Journal Editors, Journal Administrator, and for our print journals, our printer Joe Christensen Printing, Inc. (JCI).    Each act in conjunction with one another throughout the production process.

Journal Editors

The Journal editors and members are responsible for all aspects of journal production:

  • Content: article soliciting and selection
  • Correspondence with authors
  • Production: editing, source collection, cite checking, bluebooking
  • Formatting and applying macros to article files
  • Submitting final pdf files and production forms to printer
  • Editing of contract proofs, providing approval to print
  • Posting final articles on BerkeleyLaw Scholarship Repository

Journal Administrator

The Journal Administrator (who serves as the Publisher) provides assistance and guidance to the journal editors throughout the production and printing process:

  • Production checklists
  • Ensures required forms and agreements are in place
  • Print order: creates and submits to the printer- specifications, quantities, offprints, distribution details
  • Processes and submits subscriber mailing  label files and address verification form to printer
  • Liaison between the rotating editorial boards and the printer
  • Institutional memory regarding how things were done in the past
  • Assistance and guidance regarding adjustments in frequency, combination of multiple issues, changes to default offprint quantities

Printer- Joe Christensen Printing, Inc. (JCI)

Our printer, Joe Christensen Printing, Inc. (JCI), processes the files submitted by the editors:

  • Provides support and guidance throughout the production process:  from file preparation and submission, to contract proofs, and printing
  • Creates and provides technical assistance for formatting macros
  • Institutional knowledge of your journal over the years
  • Printing and fulfillment of journals to subscribers and author offprints to publishing authors