4.1.2. Project management at the Publications Office
The project managers’ role
Project managers carry out the typographical preparation of the manuscript. The typographical information shown, the characters and formats selected and the timetable drawn up must reflect what is stated in the framework contracts and calls for tender and on the order forms.
The project managers then check the international identifiers (ISBN, ISSN, DOI (see Section 4.4)) and the Publications Office catalogue number (required for distribution by the Office and for default listing in the EU Bookshop catalogue).
Particular attention must be paid to the cover; if the thickness of the publication allows for it the title is printed on the spine.
The graphic-design office produces drafts and models for posters, pamphlets, covers and specimen pages, which can be submitted to authors before actual typesetting takes place.
Graphic designers can also help to develop visual identities (logos, graphs, etc.) and the graphic design of websites (visual presentation, banners, etc.).