I would like to use the template for Springer journal. I have already written my article in another latex file. 1) Why I get errors when I use the template as-is (after changing its name saving it as TEX file and compiling it)? 2) How can I comply with the: "Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work". In my source TEX file I use a separate bib file and in the TEX file I use:



Here is the template:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% file template.tex %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% This is a general template file for the LaTeX package SVJour3
% for Springer journals.          Springer Heidelberg 2010/09/16
% Copy it to a new file with a new name and use it as the basis
% for your article. Delete % signs as needed.
% This template includes a few options for different layouts and
% content for various journals. Please consult a previous issue of
% your journal as needed.
% First comes an example EPS file -- just ignore it and
% proceed on the \documentclass line
% your LaTeX will extract the file if required
%!PS-Adobe-3.0 EPSF-3.0
%%BoundingBox: 19 19 221 221
%%CreationDate: Mon Sep 29 1997
%%Creator: programmed by hand (JK)
  20 20 moveto
  20 220 lineto
  220 220 lineto
  220 20 lineto
2 setlinewidth
  .4 setgray fill
%\documentclass{svjour3}                     % onecolumn (standard format)
%\documentclass[smallcondensed]{svjour3}     % onecolumn (ditto)
\documentclass[smallextended]{svjour3}       % onecolumn (second format)
%\documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3}          % twocolumn
%\smartqed  % flush right qed marks, e.g. at end of proof
% \usepackage{mathptmx}      % use Times fonts if available on your TeX system
% insert here the call for the packages your document requires
% etc.
% please place your own definitions here and don't use \def but
% \newcommand{}{}
% Insert the name of "your journal" with
% \journalname{myjournal}

\title{Insert your title here%\thanks{Grants or other notes
%about the article that should go on the front page should be
%placed here. General acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the article.}
\subtitle{Do you have a subtitle?\\ If so, write it here}

%\titlerunning{Short form of title}        % if too long for running head

\author{First Author         \and
        Second Author %etc.

%\authorrunning{Short form of author list} % if too long for running head

\institute{F. Author \at
              first address \\
              Tel.: +123-45-678910\\
              Fax: +123-45-678910\\
              \email{[email protected]}           %  \\
%             \emph{Present address:} of F. Author  %  if needed
           S. Author \at
              second address

\date{Received: date / Accepted: date}
% The correct dates will be entered by the editor


Insert your abstract here. Include keywords, PACS and mathematical
subject classification numbers as needed.
\keywords{First keyword \and Second keyword \and More}
% \PACS{PACS code1 \and PACS code2 \and more}
% \subclass{MSC code1 \and MSC code2 \and more}

Your text comes here. Separate text sections with
\section{Section title}
Text with citations \cite{RefB} and \cite{RefJ}.
\subsection{Subsection title}
as required. Don't forget to give each section
and subsection a unique label (see Sect.~\ref{sec:1}).
\paragraph{Paragraph headings} Use paragraph headings as needed.

% For one-column wide figures use
% Use the relevant command to insert your figure file.
% For example, with the graphicx package use
% figure caption is below the figure
\caption{Please write your figure caption here}
\label{fig:1}       % Give a unique label
% For two-column wide figures use
% Use the relevant command to insert your figure file.
% For example, with the graphicx package use
% figure caption is below the figure
\caption{Please write your figure caption here}
\label{fig:2}       % Give a unique label
% For tables use
% table caption is above the table
\caption{Please write your table caption here}
\label{tab:1}       % Give a unique label
% For LaTeX tables use
first & second & third  \\
number & number & number \\
number & number & number \\

%If you'd like to thank anyone, place your comments here
%and remove the percent signs.

% BibTeX users please use one of
%\bibliographystyle{spbasic}      % basic style, author-year citations
%\bibliographystyle{spmpsci}      % mathematics and physical sciences
%\bibliographystyle{spphys}       % APS-like style for physics
%\bibliography{}   % name your BibTeX data base

% Non-BibTeX users please use
% and use \bibitem to create references. Consult the Instructions
% for authors for reference list style.
% Format for Journal Reference
Author, Article title, Journal, Volume, page numbers (year)
% Format for books
Author, Book title, page numbers. Publisher, place (year)
% etc

% end of file template.tex
  • Which errors are reported?
    – user31729
    Jan 26, 2016 at 10:16
  • File `svjour3.cls' not found. \usepackage
    – Avi
    Jan 26, 2016 at 10:16
  • You have to download the Springer files from their website and install manually. They aren't provided by TeXLive or MikTeX. Your example runs out of the box for me
    – user31729
    Jan 26, 2016 at 10:19
  • Thanks, How can I install them in my TexLive?
    – Avi
    Jan 26, 2016 at 10:22
  • 1
    See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/8357/… for example
    – user31729
    Jan 26, 2016 at 10:31

1 Answer 1


(1) After saving the .TEX file at the same directory copy the svjour3.cls and compile.



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