Of course, proofreading the entire article is the best way to catch errors in consistency, but often we submit articles very close to the deadline. Therefore, a list of standard quick checks would be helpful. Here are a few that I use:
- Search for "?" in the PDF file for missing citations or references.
- Search for "Section", "Figure", "Equation", etc. in the TEX file to ensure that they are followed by a non-breaking space (~).
- Search the BIB file for ":" or "-" in the
titlefield and capitalize the first letter after it by enclosing it in curly braces.
- Search for specific conference/journal titles to check that all instances have the same format. For example, a reference may use "3rd Conference on Computing Methods" while some other uses "5th International Conference on Computing Methods".
- The same check for the
publisherfield. For example, some reference may have "IEEE" while others have "IEEE Press".
What other checks do you use?