Case: I've prepared an article for a journal using a template on Overleaf. It compiles fine on Overleaf, looks great, and is ready for submission.
I pulled off the zip file, followed their upload instructions to a 't', but the document will NOT compile on the journal submission website.
Two possible 'clues':
2. The journal seems to get this a lot and here is what it says in their FAQs.
My LaTeX (.tex) main document successfully uploaded, but it appears in red at the file upload step along with the error message "Unable to Convert File.". How do I fix this?
This issue most often occurs when there is an incompatibility or other issue with the .bib or .bst file. To resolve the error, delete the uploaded .bib or .bst file, incorporate the contents (copy/paste) of the .bbl file generated in the LaTeX run into the LaTeX (.tex) main document, and then comment out the reference in the LaTeX (.tex) main document to the separate .bib and/or .bst file.
Unfortunately, this is essentially nonsense to me. I have no idea how I would 'cut/paste' an entire style file into the main.tex, nor do I know how I would get the main.tex to "refer" or "point" to itself and not the style or bst file.
Are journals notoriously bad for not compiling? Am I wasting my time? Is there something obvious going on here?
If useful, I can provide a tex processor log (which is entirely nonsense to me), but not a reproducible example. Like I said, it works just fine on Overleaf. If the zip file with everything in it would be of use, I can also provide.