I am writing my Ph.D. thesis and I would like to add a list of the publications my thesis is based on. I would like the list to be in the first pages of the thesis, so I put it at the end of the
\frontmatter. Now my
\frontmatter is composed as follows
Abstract (two languages as required by my Institution)
Table of contents
List of figures
List of publications
First question: I know that it is a matter of personal taste, but is it this order for the front matter unusual? What would be a more usual order?
Second question: being in the
\frontmatter the list of publications has a roman numeration, and appears in the table of contents as follows:
Is it weird that roman numbers appear in the table of contents? Would it be better to put the list in the
\mainmatter? Or is it better for
\mainmatter to start with actual content, which is the Introduction chapter?