I need to rewrite my article to fit in the format of Hindawi Special Issue Cloud-Oriented Data Center Networking. After searching their site, I can't really find any useful information about formatting, they only mention that pdfs and docs are accepted, nothing more, any LaTeX template is given. What should I do?

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    Are we talking hindawi.com/journals/tswj/guidelines? If so, my feeling is they just want a manuscript, no specific formatting. However, the usual rule in such cases is to ask the editorial office: they after all make the decisions here.
    – Joseph Wright
    Dec 8, 2014 at 13:29
  • @JosephWright♦:Yes, I asked about this journal. Ok, I will ask them, thank you.
    – mirx
    Dec 8, 2014 at 13:38

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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 templates is not addressed specifically on their website (my italics):

A manuscript should be in PDF [or Word] format regardless of the source file from which the PDF was generated.

We do not require authors to format their manuscript in any particular way prior to submission. There is no specific style file or Latex format you should use. ... [if accepted] our Production Department will format it according to our in-house style.

All tables and figures should be included in the PDF file of your manuscript. ... all references should be cited within the text.

Our Manuscript Tracking System only allows for one file to be uploaded as Supplementary Material ... [which may be] a Zip file containing all of your supplementary files.

In short, the Hindawi system appears to be unusually flexible.


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