Full-text html workflow comes along with mobile-optimized journal websites

We recently launched our full-text HTML workflow. Thereby, the user experience is significantly enhanced when reading articles in our open-access journals.

Our XML-first workflow has been in place since 2014. Authors can submit their production files in LaTeX or Word. The latter is converted into LaTeX for typesetting and then into full-text XML. The published article PDF and now also the full-text HTML are generated from XML format.

"We will continue to provide all articles as PDFs since it is a convenient format for printing and offline reading of nicely formatted two-column papers," explains Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director of Copernicus Publications. "HTML enhances the findability of our content in search engines. Moreover, readers can browse the article when travelling. Therefore, the content is optimized also for mobile devices, having responsive web content," he adds. "Last but not least, XML is suited for long-term archiving, being a media-neutral format, and for text- and data-mining (TDM) initiatives needing machine-readable content."