Which publishers use TeX and derivatives (LaTeX, ConTeXt, and friends) for a significant proportion of their published books? Note that I am not asking about journals.

I'll leave the interpretation of "significant proportion" open. "Most books within a few subfields" counts; but if it's only "most math, physics, and computer science books" (which will be true in a lot of cases), please indicate so in your answer, as this will help us see which publishers try to use systems from the TeX family even in fields where (La)TeX doesn't dominate.

Note: All publishers regardless of size or fame are welcome in answers. If we need to regroup the answers into categories (such as "university presses", "large international corporation$", "publishers focusing on locale X or language Y"), we can still do that later.

  • Note: It's subjective; feel free to improve the question. Commented Dec 28, 2013 at 23:10
  • I am guessing that the answer will first and foremost include some university presses and small independent publishers run by technically-minded people, but let's see what we can find out! Commented Dec 28, 2013 at 23:10

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There was a thread on this on TeXHax a while back: http://tug.org/pipermail/texhax/2007-June/008538.html

And that discussion resulted in this web page: http://www.ccrnp.ncifcrf.gov/~toms/latex.html#tex-latex_publishers

I trimmed a few out-dated entries, and did not consider the ``significant'' aspect:

  • aaai www.aaai.org
  • AAAS/science www.sciencemag.org
  • American Chemical Society Publications
  • Addison-Wesley
  • algebra universalis
  • American Institute of Physics www.aip.org
  • American Mathematical Society
  • American Meteorological Society www.ametsoc.org
  • American Physical Society authors.aps.org
  • Beech Stave Press
  • Birkhäuser
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CRC
  • Documenta Mathematica www.math.uiuc.edu
  • Docscape
  • Elsevier
  • Engine House Books
  • Fondo de Cultura Económica
  • Informs joc.pubs.informs.org
  • Institut Mittag-Leffler (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)
  • www.arkivformatematik.org
  • IOP (institute of physics) authors.iop.org
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • London Mathematical Society books www.lms.ac.uk
  • Louisiana State University Press
  • Mathematical Association of America www.maa.org
  • National Research Council of Canada
  • Oxford University Press www.oup.co.uk
  • Princeton University Press press.princeton.edu
  • Publications de l'Institut Mathématique (Beograd) www.emis.de
  • SAS Institute
  • SIAM books www.siam.org
  • Springer math www.springer.com
  • Springer physics www.springer.com
  • Thomson Delmar Learning
  • UIT Cambridge
  • Unipress (Institute of High Pressure Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • www.unipress.waw.pl
  • University of California Press
  • Wiley www.wiley.com
  • William Andrew Publishing
  • World Scientific
  • WordTech

Since you're not worried about size or fame, my publishing company Dickimaw Books uses LaTeX for all my text books, illustrated children's fiction and crime fiction. (The ebook was somewhat more complicated as it needed TeX4HT and some post-processed tweaking, but the original source was LaTeX.)

  • Glad to hear, keep rocking...
    – MadyYuvi
    Commented Dec 20, 2019 at 8:18

Hindawi http://www.hindawi.com/ (a publisher of open access academic journals, based on Egypt), use TeX exclusively for their printed editions.


Not sure if this counts but I have created, with contributing writers, two books of computer-mediated experimental literature. LaTeX was the only typesetting system that could cope with the weirdness:

Also, the Brussels based art collective Constant do quite a few catalogs and publications with LaTeX, as well as the professionals in their open-source design spin-off OSP.


The Verlag Antike (a german publishing house for Classics) uses LaTeX/XeLaTeX for some of its books.


The Polish publisher Biblioteka Słońca i Księżyca http://www.bsik.pl/ uses LaTeX for non-scientific literature. (There are some problems with subpages on mentioned homepage now.)


Morgan & Claypool use LaTeX for typesetting.

  • How can you tell that they use Y&Y?
    – marczellm
    Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 21:47
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    It's been a while since I worked with them, but I thought I remembered seeing some comments to this effect in one of their style files. I can't find them at the moment; I've edited this out of my answer since I can't confirm. Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 22:01
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    @marczellm Just remembered how I knew: LY1 font encodings. :) Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 16:34
  • @PaulGessler It doesn't follow that they use Y&Y fonts, though. If they use Computer Modern, I guess that would be Y&Y but it needn't be otherwise. (Latin Modern, for example, supports LY1.)
    – cfr
    Commented Feb 8, 2014 at 2:12

Language Science Press, which publishes peer-reviewed open-access books in linguistics, uses LaTeX for all typesetting.


I know a designer and editor (who in fact is the Director) who makes books about social sciences and humanities using LaTeX. The publishing company (sic) is Ediciones Imago Mundi. I don't know if all their production is, but a significant part is made with LaTeX and BibLaTeX.


Edition Topoi from the German Excellence Cluster Topoi uses LaTeX.

Topoi is a cooperation of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German Archaeological Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.


Italian publisher Aracne editrice uses LaTeX not only for scientific subject books, but also for humanistic books and essays. Their proprietary class uses Monotype's Dante typeface (example) for body text and Helvetica Condensed for tables.

Italian as well and even bigger than Aracne, Zanichelli uses LaTeX too (source).


The European Mathematical Society Publishing House.


The ACM currently uses TeX for their book series.


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