I am in the process of writing a paper for submission in AIP Physics of Fluids journal. I am using the RevTex 4.2 distribution to get their formatting, but I am unable to reproduce how the final document will be displayed. From my understanding, in order to see how my document will look like in journal formatting, I need to use the option reprint with two column formatting:


However, this still displays as one-column. I've tried switching to the preprint option, and it works in displaying two-column mode, but it lacks the final formatting of the journal, which is what I want to see. I use MikTex and I believe I installed RevTex correctly by copying the required folders to my MikTex local directory, and everything compiles fine, except for this issue.

This is my code (I omitted some first-page entries which should not make any difference):


\usepackage{graphicx}                                   % Include figure files
\usepackage{dcolumn}                                    % Align table columns on decimal point
\usepackage{bm}                                         % Bold math
\usepackage[group-separator={,}]{siunitx}               % SI units

\draft % marks overfull lines with a black rule on the right

\pdfoutput=1 % allows pdf output for LaTex compiler (instead of pdfLatex)


\title{Title of Paper} %Title of paper


insert abstract here 

  • If I do that, it works on getting the formatting I want. However, I get two warnings saying I did not specify a society nor a journal, and it uses the defaults, which aren't the ones I want. I specifically want the american institute of physics' (aip) physics of fluids journal (pof). It specifically says to use the aip option together with the journal I want to use in the user guide for aip, available, for example in: ctan.math.illinois.edu/macros/latex/contrib/revtex/doc/aip/… – luismsfern Apr 7 '19 at 18:12
  • aip is the society (american institute of physics) and pof if physics of fluids journal – luismsfern Apr 9 '19 at 8:05
  • Can you provide a link to the manual you're referring to? The one I sent on the previous comment has the pof option in table I (page 2). – luismsfern Apr 10 '19 at 17:15
  • Only revtex4.1 seems to come with a manual (user guide). See ctan.org/pkg/revtex4-1. – John Kormylo Apr 10 '19 at 21:33
  • The society (aip) MUST be the first option. It seems the journal should be the second option, but it also seems reprint should be second. For example, reprint sets the font size (which should be third). BTW, the reason I couldn't find aip is that it is used as a filename aip4-2.rtx. The reason I couldn't find pof is that my editor doesn't search rtx files. – John Kormylo Apr 10 '19 at 23:00

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