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Instructions for LATEX users

Initial Submission

The Wiley-VCH online submission system can handle Postscript and PDF files, but not native LATEX files. Authors are strongly encouraged to use online submission through this system to speed the handling of manuscripts. Only a few guidelines are to be observed, you may lay out your document as you wish, but for easy reading by editors and referees.

  • Embed all fonts used.
  • Integrate tables and figures where they appear in the text.
  • Use dvips (for Postscript) or PDFTEX to prepare the file to be uploaded. Postscript is preferred so the PDF file can be prepared by the system according to house standards (resolution etc.).
  • To make your manuscript look a bit prettier on screen, use type 1 fonts with dvips (see FAQ at www.tug.org for details). Modern installations will have this by default.

Upon Acceptance

Upon acceptance, we ask you to convert your manuscript to Rich Text Format (RTF) prior to copyediting and typesetting. This can be accomplished using latex2rtf, which should be part of your standard LaTeX installation. After conversion, please check the generated RTF file against the original PS or PDF file. Then, please upload both the PS or PDF file, the generated RTF file, and the figures (see our Graphics FAQ for details) as a single archive file using the upload function on your manuscriptXpress.com personal homepage.

The following hints will make the conversion to RTF easier:

Do

  • Prepare your manuscript with all related files in a single directory. Refer to external files through a relative path rather than a full one.
  • Send all files related to your manuscript (including aux and bib file(s)) and a typeset version (PDF preferred) as a zip archive or compressed tarball.
  • Use a plain \cite command to create a reference. Do not superscript. Make sure references appear after any punctuation: as shown previously.\cite[myself2001]
  • Use either LATEX or BIBTEX to create the list of references.
  • Move figures and tables to the end of your source file (don't use the endfloat style).

Do not

  • Use RevTEX. It is designed for use in the APS production systems, not Wiley(-VCH).
  • Use document classes other than article.
  • Use packages other than to access symbols.
  • Define your own customized commands or environments.
  • \include figures (by any mechanism), they are dealt with seperately.

Thank you for following these guidelines and thereby helping us to process your manuscript faster.

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