I am struggling to use \textsc in the IEEE Access Template that can be downloaded from here.

To be able to compile it in Linux, I had to change the name of the logos as explained here. After that, everything is compiled successfully and I do not get any errors, however then \textsc commands are just ignored in all places except for the title. I do not know why this is happening. Can anybody shed some light on this?

I am using the following packages:


I am using TeXstudio and pdfLaTeX.

Thank you in advance for the time you take in answering.

Mininimal working example:

\def\BibTeX{{\rm B\kern-.05em{\sc i\kern-.025em b}\kern-.08em
\history{Date of publication xxxx 00, 0000, date of current version xxxx 00, 0000.}

\title{Preparation \textsc{of} Papers for IEEE ACCESS}
\author{\uppercase{First A. Author}\authorrefmark{1}}

These \textsc{instructions} give you guidelines for preparing your     abstract.




\PARstart{T}{his} document is a \textsc{template} for \LaTeX. 


In this example, the \textsc command in the title works but the ones in the abstract or in the introduction do not work.

EDIT: I am using Linux

  • Please include a minimal work example for us to better assist you. – zyy Jan 29 '19 at 18:16
  • I think that is a minimal example. Anyway, the template is linked in the question, thank you zzy. – Gabriel Jan 29 '19 at 18:28

If I compile your given code on current MiKTeX 2.9 with pdflatex mwe.tex, I get three warnings, resulting in the following lines of class ieeeaccess.cls:

 \pdfmapfile{+ t1-times.map}
 \pdfmapfile{+ t1-formata.map}
 \pdfmapfile{+ t1-giovannistd.map}

That means at last I do not have the needed fonts installed on my system, and I suppose, it is the same on your computer.

The generell issue here is, that not all fonts families do have an font for \textsc{...}. The usual fallback is to use the standard font.

With loading the three pdfmapfiles above the class tried to use the fonts the journal is using. But it failed.

You have three possibilitys:

  1. Install the needed fonts (ask the journal which fonts they use) or try if overleaf has installed this fonts on their template for ieeeaccess.
  2. Ignore the missing sc-font, but make sure, that the journal can reproduce it.
  3. Do not use sc-font.

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