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While preparing a document for submission to J. Math. Phys., much to my surprise, I found myself unable to typeset it with a font size of 11 pt. I include a MWE below:

\documentclass[aip, jmp, showpacs, superscriptaddress, floatfix, nofootinbib, 11pt]{revtex4-1}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}

Irrespective of what font size I specify in the header (except 10pt), the output always appears in 12pt. I have tried \usepackage{anyfontsize} and enclosing my entire document within {\fontsize{11pt}{13.2} ... } but that does not seem to work either.

I was wondering if there could be a workaround to this problem, perhaps by overriding the default behavior. Since the underlying document class is REVTEX and both aip and aps use the same font styles, I don't understand why 11pt works with one (the latter) but not with the other. Thanks a lot!

  • There exist a aps11pt4-1.rpx but nothing similar for aip. It is naturally possible to overwrite the font sizes but there is nothing built-in. – Ulrike Fischer Nov 4 '17 at 22:50
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    the only reason to use a publisher supplied journal size is to make manuscripts for that journal and so it is natural that they only allow the font sizes used in the publications concerned. – David Carlisle Nov 4 '17 at 23:29
  • @UlrikeFischer Could you please clarify what you mean by overwriting the font sizes? – ACuriousMind Nov 5 '17 at 3:39

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