Most popular publication errors, some unit quality

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There are many errors in publications. Of course: some unit quality gives way to speed

: no mistake, no book. This hidden rule has long been tacitly accepted by the publishing industry, and readers have habitually endured it. According to the relevant national regulations, the publication is qualified only if the error rate is less than 1 in 10000. Can we turn a blind eye to the random use of typos and punctuation marks, or even some obvious grammatical errors, with fiveorsix per 10000 words

various errors and irregularities

2012 is the year of publication quality standards. The General Administration of publication has carried out special quality inspection activities for scientific and technological books and literary and historical books nationwide. The results of the special quality inspection activities showed that among the 1579 books sampled, 1522 were qualified in editing and proofreading, and 57 were unqualified, with a total pass rate of 96.07%. Among them, the qualified rate of literature and history books is 96.11%, that of science and technology books is 96.77%, and that of other books is 94.42%. Qi Xiangtong, director of the publishing product quality supervision and testing center of the General Administration of publishing, said that the vast majority of books are qualified, and many books show a good quality level, with correct guidance, informative content, rich knowledge, scientificity, common sense, and excellent proofreading quality. However, there are also a small number of books with poor content quality, editing and design quality, which are unqualified products

in science and technology books, the common quality problems are the non-standard use of scientific and technological terms and legal units of measurement. Zhang Yan, a staff member of the quality inspection center, said that this situation was mainly reflected in the fact that some people used to call them alcohol, ethanol, electric motors, adhesives, etc. based on 40000 bacteria per person's hands; Some subjects are used improperly, such as misusing the heat transfer coefficient in the field of Aerospace Science and technology in alcohol production books; Others still use the old name in the use of legal units of measurement, such as mu and Jin, which still exist in some popular science books

In the face of many quality problems in publications, Qi Xiangtong analyzed that the requirements of relevant national departments for the construction of book quality assurance system have been put forward for many years, but some publishing units still failed to form an effective publishing quality assurance system. Some key quality management links are not clear, the work is not implemented in place, and quality management is a mere formality, especially in the editing and proofreading work, the phenomenon of replacing editing with review, replacing editing with proofreading, hasty review, and compressing the three reviews and three proofreading often occur. There is a lack of effective work norms at key quality gates, and the phenomenon of entrusting or even mainly relying on social cultural companies to edit and proofread on behalf of authors or proofreading software exists

due to heavy development tasks and great pressure on survival, a small number of publishing units did not raise the quality to the height of legal requirements and the vitality of social and enterprise development, so that quality gave way to quantity and quality gave way to speed. Qi Xiangtong said: interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary publishing, ignoring professional qualifications, also brings hidden dangers to the quality of books. Some publishing enterprises focus on the survival and development of best-selling books, regardless of their own conditions and professional qualifications and business capabilities, blindly expand the scope of topics, and publish books they are not familiar with and good at, so that the quality of books cannot be guaranteed

according to insiders, with the expansion of publishing scale, the number of new employees in publishing enterprises continues to increase, but the proportion of qualified personnel is declining, and the basic skills of editors and proofreaders are uneven. In addition, the personnel training was not timely and the pertinence of the training content was not strong. Many editing and proofreading personnel's knowledge was not updated in time and did not accurately grasp the requirements of various quality standards. As a result, there were many errors that did not meet the relevant regulations and standards

in addition, the lack of professionalism of some editors and proofreaders also led to the decline of publishing quality. Strange phenomena have appeared in the publishing links of some units: the author relies on checking and proofreading; On the contrary, proofreading depends on the check and the author. In this interdependent cycle, books are full of mistakes

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