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I'm an absolute beginner in this matter, but I want to know the following:

If I understand correctly, once a Math paper is accepted for publication in a journal, they will ask you to submit the LaTeX source file. Once you send that file, does that journal work on the code and edit it in order to correct any technical inefficiencies (commands, spaces, alignment, etc.)?

After this, do they send you the corrected LaTeX code for you to see it before it is used for publication?

Thanks in advance!!

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It's not clear that "corrections" are done. Modification to conform to a "house style" is definitely done. –  paul garrett Mar 30 '12 at 22:54
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I think this is off-topic for MO, but the short answer is yes, they change the formatting and also often copy-edit the writing (fix spelling, grammar, bibliography entries, etc.). They usually do not send you the corrected LaTeX code, although a few journals are willing to. Instead, they send you a PDF file to check. Some journals also list the changes, or provide a marked up file to show them, while others do not (but they are sometimes willing to do so if asked). –  Henry Cohn Mar 30 '12 at 23:14
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They certainly extensively change the formatting and (often) provide copy-editing. But some do even stranger things (for instance, I've had at least one journal not request a tex file and instead re-type the whole paper). –  Andy Putman Mar 30 '12 at 23:52
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closed as off topic by Henry Cohn, Felipe Voloch, Johannes Ebert, Mark Sapir, Andy Putman Mar 30 '12 at 23:50

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