I recently got my paper accepted in an SCI indexed journal published by Springer. The acceptance letter reached me 10 days back. However, the acceptance letter does not contain any information on what are the next steps that are needed for getting the paper published.

Can someone please guide me what are next steps to getting my published in a Springer journal. How long does it take to get the paper appear online? Is there any dedicated helpline of Springer which can help me in this process? If yes, how to find it?

In other words, shall I just wait patiently for the journal to get back to me again or is it my duty to reach them?

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    academia.stackexchange.com/questions/55665/… Does this answer your question? It includes a section post-acceptane.
    – Allure
    Mar 8, 2022 at 3:01
  • @Allure; I checked that question, but I am unsure whether I need to reach them again or the journal will reach me. Also the journal did not ask for the TeX files yet. So I am confused
    – Learnmore
    Mar 8, 2022 at 3:04
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    Clearly you skipped the ‘celebrate’ step, so everything is on hold?
    – Jon Custer
    Mar 8, 2022 at 4:32
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    @Allure; The editorial system while submitting said that "though the author may upload the TeX files now but right now it is not mandatory, only a PDF is required"
    – Learnmore
    Mar 8, 2022 at 8:02
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    Acceptance is determined by the editorial board, but production (copy editing, typesetting, etc) is usually an entirely separate department; the two are not usually synced up in any way. So it is not at all surprising that there could be a significant delay between acceptance and first contact from the production team. Mar 10, 2022 at 6:09

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You are not expected to do anything (or they would have told you). So, yes, wait patiently. If they don't contact you over an excessively long time period (say a month), you could contact the journal manager and ask if you have missed any communication.

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