Unfortunately in Nature website no any latex template is provided. Has anybody any template which is close to the Nature Letter style?

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    Did you read nature.com/nphys/authors/submit/index.html#TeX-LaTeX
    – percusse
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 10:49
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    As with any other journal, reproducing the printed style is a waste of time unless they ask you to, and if they do they'll almost certainly provide a template. Journals typeset accepted papers themselves: that's not your job!
    – Joseph Wright
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 10:57
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    Agreeing with Joseph on this. If there is no specific template for you to use, use the standard article class, standard 10pt and do not change the base font and do not change the margins. Use that as your basic template.
    – daleif
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 11:32
  • @JosephWright I know this is old, but when there's a page limit, reproducing the style can be effective in checking the length (many journals are set much tighter than the default article so the change could be significant).
    – Chris H
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 14:32

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How about



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    OK, what about it ?
    – percusse
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 14:29
  • Provides Nature-like formatting as requested. Nothing else.
    – engineer
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 16:10
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    No that's wrong. Line numbers aren't included, figure descriptions aren't the way they are supposed to be, Nature's ordering isn't enforced simply by specifying a class, etc. etc.
    – MERose
    Commented Dec 20, 2019 at 9:57

In my experience using \documentclass{nature} , it works ok except for some problems with tables and figures alignment since the commands options [htbp] don´t work anymore.


I only know of the one provided by overleaf on the website of a competitor they bought (sharelatx): https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/nature

Seems they are using the template by Peter Czoschke from 2004: http://ftp.cvut.cz/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/nature/nature-template.tex

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