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I am in the typesetting, or composition business. So publishers are our clients. In the main, publishers themselves do not do anything with the files you send them. They pass them on to their suppliers. These days, most are in India (as is our production office) or other places with lower labour costs. What you need to remember is that to a good ...


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If the journal doesn't support TikZ directly, you could create pdf images of your TikZ pictures. That's much better than providing raster images. pdf should be supported well and keeps the high quality. You still could provide the TikZ source with it.


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Instead of writing special macros I would use the soul's package \hl highlighting feature. On final version you can then cancel its effects out. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{soul} \sethlcolor{black} \makeatletter \newif\if@blind \@blindtrue %use \@blindfalse on final version \if@blind \sethlcolor{black}\else ...


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(A journal copy editor speaking.) Basically, no, there is not much you can do. There have been ideas (nothing got to the final stage AFAIK) of providing a uniform way to input all metadata, so that the headers (everything until first \section of the article) looks the same for all journals. However, I doubt journal publishers would accept this sort of ...


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I modified Antal S-Z's answer to this question to allow text to be completely blinded - i.e. the text to hide will be removed entirely from the document such as to prevent it from showing when marking it with the mouse cursor or using some other tool to analyse the document. However, the layout and appearance of the surrounding text will remain intact ...


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the ams generates journal issues using a combination of unix scripts and a "template" produced from a database, identifying the articles to be included, the starting/ending page numbers, and other relevant data. articles are processed individually -- there are no "mutual" cross-references, so that complication is avoided -- and combined only after the ...


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In general, there is more to preparing for double blind reviewing than just syntactically replacing names. It is for instance very easy to reveal one's identity by referring to "my" or "our" previous work, by citing (yet-)unpublished articles, or by otherwise discussing information that is not publicly available. Even if such obvious giveaways are avoided, ...


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I know that arXiv support TikZ, though not necessarily the most recent versions. I imagine that you would run into the same problems with publishers, so Stefan's idea of creating PDF images seems best to me. In the TikZ manual, there is a section on Externalizing Graphics. It gives detailed instructions on how to do convert inline images to PDFs.


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I'd recommend to develop your own style files with a professional TeX/LaTeX developer (which, I am sure, you could find here). Three reasons: Copyrights. You don't want to risk running into copyright problems by using and modifying existing styles. I understand that you asked for free styles but experience tells me that you end up modifying them and it's ...


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I'll start the ball rolling on this one. Two simple things: If copying some style files in to ones preamble when using LaTeX, put \makeatletter beforehand and \makeatother afterwards (see What do \makeatletter and \makeatother do? for more details on these). The cmdtrack package can be useful in figuring out which commands that have been defined have ...


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pgfplotstable can write the output latex code to a file, if you need. Consider this example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{longtable} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{test.csv} A,B,C 0,0,T 1,1,T 2,2,T 3,3,T 4,4,T 5,5,T ...


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Yes, there are best practices. On this side of the pond, I would say that the secret is: Macros, macros, macros. On 't other, I would say: It's macros, stupid. As the comments on the (at time of writing) other answer, no-one is going to do it for you but there are things you can do to make life easier for yourself. Many years ago, I developed a ...


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Try my censor package for obliterating text while preserving its original spacing. EDITED to demonstrate \xblackout and \censorbox, in addition to \censor and \blackout. The \xblackout will bleed slightly into the margins. Both \blackout and \xblackout work across linebreaks and paragraph boundaries. However, hyphenation is lost inside these macros. ...


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In general it might be hard but here you are only using pgfmath for an inequality test which is a sledgehammer you can avoid: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} \pgfplotstableset{symbol column/.style={column type=c, postproc cell content/.style={ /pgfplots/table/@cell content={}{% \ifdim##1pt <0.01pt ...


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There are various approaches. At one end of the spectrum, you have small-scale stuff which can be hand-edited into a single file. We do that for the UK-TUG magazine Baskerville. However, that would soon get impractical. The next step is to typeset each document separately, with the class set to to pull in things like page numbers, then combine the pages ...


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Regarding 2. The journal asks that the submission contain[s] only one file in total. the bundledoc package comes to mind: The bundledoc package is a post-processor for the snapshot package that bundles together all the classes, packages and files needed to build a given LaTeX document.


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I believe that breqn is not perfect and if you want to achieve absolute beautiful mathematics, then you (a human being) should decide where an equation should and where it should not break. I think, you would get a nice message from them on the lines of "could you please re-format each and every formula in your paper before publication?" The only one I am ...


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I've never received LaTeX source code from a publisher. I've received proofs (i.e. printed version) to review but not the source code. Publishers typically have their own styles and, even if they make a copy available to you, they will do some "tweaking".


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I helped once to publish the proceedings of a smaller conference using LaTeX. This was done by creating PDFs from each article, without headers and footers, especially no page numbers. The PDFs where then included in a main document using the pdfpages package. You can add a header and footer over these pages to superimpose a running page number with the ...


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The apa6 class works with biblatex and defines \maskcite macros that remove the citation from the text and reference list: \documentclass[biblatex,mask]{apa6} \addbibresource{xampl.bib} \begin{document} You can cite with \verb-\cite- and get: \cite{book-full}\par You can maskcite with \verb-\maskcite- and get: \maskcite{article-full} \end{document} If you ...


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At least some parts of Elsevier support TiKZ.


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Before I answer your question, let me undulge in a short rant. I have been on both sides in this process: as an author I submit manuscripts to publishers, as a TeX consultant I sometimes help the editors to deal with the manuscript. This helps me to better understand the position of the editors and the publishers. The authors' use of non-standard ...


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Authorea lets you write your entire article in a non-specific format. Once you are finished (or whenever you want) you can select among lots of different journals to generate your .tex or even the final pdf. You can also upload your own .tex template file or load it from a number of other services (Overleaf, Sharelatex). You can use the service for ...


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(Based on @0x06d64's answer.) The most "LaTeX-like" way of doing things I guess would be to use a \newcommand to save the text (first line below), but that definition would be restricted to the environment in which \savestring appears. If you want to be able to use \savestring inside an environment and that #1 be still defined outside, you need to make a ...


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For the record, this is the result of a well-known user interface design failure in Windows. The files had somehow been downloaded as maa-monthly.sty.tex and monthly-template.tex.tex, but the Windows default folder options setting, of course, hides the true extension. Renaming the files with their correct extensions fixed the problem. A direct result of ...


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You could use \newcommand{\sometext}{Some text} This allows also to pass additional parameters, see this wikibook. I'm not sure if this is the preferred method for simple string replacements.


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@John: Visually, there may not be anything other than TNR. Meferdati's problem seems to be other fonts being embedded in the pdf. Now the reason they are embedded becomes clear when you minimze your minimal example further: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage{mathspec} ...


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See the external library in TikZ/PGF 2.10, and the related question I just posted, submitting a journal article as a single tex file. The external library allows one to generate external PDF figures, and the bundled tikzexternal.sty allows one to get rid of the TikZ/PGF dependency, which journals probably don't want to deal with, without having to rewrite ...


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The following addition to your preamble - before making calls to title macros - fixes the problem: \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\thanks}[1]{% \footnotemark \protected@xdef\@thanks{\@thanks \protect\footnotetext[\arabic{footnote}]{#1}}% } \makeatother The problem is that the footnote mark is set with the \authors, but never transferred to the ...


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I was wondering the same thing myself in regards to another of Hindawi's journals and so I wrote to them regarding whether any of their titles accept in submissions in .tex format and whether there are .tex templates which an author could use. The response was timely and professional and I include elements of it here as the question regarding .tex ...



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