At https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/ajp_ifora I find a detailed list of requirements associated with submitting an article to the American Journal of Psychiatry:
All parts of the manuscript or letter to the Editor, including case reports, quotations, references, and tables, must be double-spaced throughout. The manuscript should be arranged in the following order, with each item beginning a new page: 1) cover letter, 2) title page, 3) abstract, 4) text, 5) references, and 6) tables and/or figures. All pages must be numbered.
The cover letters should include statements regarding Authorship, Disclosure, and Copyright Transfer. Also, it must include a list of 4 suggested reviewers and their e-mail addresses.
Word count. The number of words in the manuscript (including abstract, text, and references) and the number of tables and figures should be noted in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Tables and figures are no longer included in the word count.
Title. The title should be informative and as brief as possible. Journal style for titles is not to use declarative sentences.
Byline. See instructions for Authorship. Authors’ first names are preferred over initials. Degrees should be included after each author’s name.
Previous presentation. If the paper has been presented at a meeting, give the name of the meeting, the location, and the inclusive dates.
Location of work and address for reprints. Provide the department, institution, city, and state where the work was done. Include a full address for the author who is to receive correspondence and reprint requests.
Disclosures and acknowledgments. In a separate paragraph, all potential conflicts of interest...
I used the apa6e documentclass to write an article which gives me some of these requirements very nicely, but I'd like to incorporate the cover letter and the title page as described here too (with continuous page numbering in all 6 sections). My documentclass gives me a titlepage (with
\maketitle) but it doesn't create all the other fields required above (word count, location of work and address for reprints, disclosures, et. al.). I used a
\authornote for a kind of disclosure, and I suppose it would suffice, but how can I create all these other fields? I realize that word count is difficult to automate, so I could fill it in by hand, but creating a field for it on the title page is beyond my skills. Plus, handling the continuous page-numbering throughout all six sections of the document escapes me too.
Is there another documentclass for such a manuscript submission that would contain all these sections and fields? How do other folks do this?
So I've been strugging with this in my spare time since posting, and my comment below about just using a
\newpage is clearly rather naive. I suppose that the typesetting engine sees all this text before the title page as just more article whereas what I really need is some kind of letter environment or documentclass within my existing documentclass of apa6e.
For example, I need to be able to write a nicely formatted letter with originating address, recipient address, salutation, body, closing, signature block, and all that.
I know I could write a separate document using a letter documentclass, but I need the page-numbering to be continuous (see AJP requirements above).
So if there's no existing documentclass to handle submitting a manuscript to AJP using LaTeX, then does anyone know how I can make a special environment within my existing documentclass that will allow me to easily write a simple cover letter?
The cover letter should look like this, but according to the requirements, it must be the first page of the entire document with a continuous (contiguous?) page-numbering scheme from item 1 (cover letter) to item 6 (tables and/or figures). I have only items 1-5 (no tables or figures), and items 3, 4, and 5 are perfectly handled by the apa6e documentclass, but the title page (though almost complete according to these requirements) is not quite complete, lacking a word count field and a table/figure count field in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. I would fill in the word count by hand, of course, as I think all the automatic word count programs are not quite perfectly accurate.