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I want to submit a paper to the journal "Applied Artificial Intelligence". According to the journal's online instructions for authors , some of the requirements are:

The main document should be double-spaced as single column text, with one-inch margins on all sides, and all pages should be numbered consecutively. Text should appear in 12-point Times New Roman or other common 12-point font.

Submissions to Applied Artificial Intelligence should follow the style guidelines described in The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.). Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.) should be consulted for spelling.

References should be cited parenthetically in the text by author surname(s) and year, in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style guidelines:

Which one latex template is closer than to this style?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Did you try anything?
    – egreg
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:40
  • @egreg Thank you! :)) I don't have the sense especially about double-spaced and looking for a template that close to author's guides in order to start :) Feb 26, 2018 at 15:58
  • What about the paper size: Should it be US-Letter, A4, or something else?
    – Mico
    Feb 26, 2018 at 16:07
  • for the spacing you could use memoir with the command \Doublespacing Feb 26, 2018 at 16:16
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    maybe take a look at overleaf.com/latex/templates/… where a double-spaced option is also available.
    – Marijn
    Feb 26, 2018 at 16:21

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The following should be a good start.

First, create a file called ApplAI.cls, as follows (observe: capitalization is important):

\NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}[2015/01/01]
\ProvidesClass{ApplAI}[2018/02/26]

%% Formatting instructions for "Applied Artificial Intelligence", from
%% http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=uaai20

\ProcessOptions\relax
\LoadClass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[letterpaper,margin=1in]{geometry}

% Font: Times Roman clone
\usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath}

\usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace}
\doublespacing  % or, possibly, "\setstretch{2.0}"

%% Load the "natbib" citation management package.
\usepackage[authoryear,round]{natbib}
%% Modify appearance of citation call-outs:
\setcitestyle{aysep={}, notesep={, }}
%% Remark: Use "\citep" to create all citation call-outs.

%% Ideally, one would create a bespoke bibliography style. However, 
%% "chicago" may be OK as a starting point.
\bibliographystyle{chicago}

%% Place all floats at very end; tables before figures:
\usepackage[tablesfirst]{endfloat} 

%% Only cross-referenced equations should be numbered:
\usepackage[showonlyrefs]{mathtools}

\endinput

Load this document class via \documentclass{ApplAI} at the start of your main tex file. Next, be sure to load any other packages you may need in the preamble. Do try to employ either little or no visual formatting anywhere in the document.

The main tex file might look like this:

\documentclass{ApplAI} 

%% Load other packages you may need. E.g.
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{graphicx}
% ...
\usepackage[hyphens,spaces,obeyspaces]{url}
\usepackage[colorlinks]{hyperref}


%% Body of document:
\begin{document}
Hello World.
\end{document}

Some final remarks:

  • The journal's instructions are silent about the appearance of sectioning-level headers. Hence, just use \section, \subsection, etc as you would in any "normal" LaTeX document.

  • Use \eqref to create cross-references to equations.

  • Use only \citep to create citation call-outs. Write \citep[25]{jones:2005} to create a citation call-out of the form (Jones 2005, 25). ("25" is the page number.)

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  • Now we have another documentclass and template. :-\
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 27, 2018 at 6:24
  • @Johannes_B - Thanks. Do you think it would be desirable to create a little package and submit it to the CTAN? (I'd still have to create a bibliography style file that fully implements the journal's bibliography-related formatting requirements. The venerable chicago style comes close, but it's not an exact match. I'd create the bst file with the makebst utility; it shouldn't be too much extra work to do so.) I'd also write a simple "driver" tex file that demonstrates how one should make use of the package's files.
    – Mico
    Feb 27, 2018 at 7:03
  • Isn't providing a template part of the journals work? Looking at the requirements, I'd say they just want the text. I would check with them before doing any work.
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 27, 2018 at 9:05
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    Good idea. You know the process, often the text is converted to XML and from there to html and back to tex.
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 27, 2018 at 9:22
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    AI guys might have something even fancier. :-)
    – Johannes_B
    Feb 27, 2018 at 9:22

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