Many publishers already rely on authors to do the initial stages of
typesetting.
I suspect that the percentage of such publications is on the
increase, and that the trend will accelerate.
At least in mathematics, authors currently work in TeX (and if one is
lucky, latex). Authors may well be willing to learn a new system, but
only if they are given a good reason to do so.
Is there an adequate reason to move away from TeX? If not, then
authoring tools should be TeXbased.
Mark

Mark Steinberger  http://math.albany.edu:8800/~mark
Dept. of Math. & Stat 
SUNY at Albany 
Albany, NY 12222  Editor in Chief, New York Journal of Mathematics
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