During the proofs stage, most contributors will receive a low-resolution PDF of the page proofs for their article, and we will ask that either the editor or the contributor to read every word of the article proof. We consider it the editors’ and contributors’ responsibility to locate and resolve any last inaccuracies at the stage.

As a general rule, and unless the cause of error is our own, corrections at this stage must be limited to factual and grammatical errors; sentences cannot be rewritten, and notes cannot be added or removed. Any extensive revisions are rewriting are not appropriate at this late stage in production, and may result in editing the copy to make it fit or rejecting changes that do not change the meaning of the text.