Is it possible to modify the title of the table of contents using the class amsart? I could modify the font of the title, but not the title itself. I'd like to avoid the \scshape and to use capital letters. The first part was done, but I can't do the second...

Also, is it possible to have sections headings with capital letters and to make them appear in lowercase letters in the TOC?

Thanks to everybody

  • The tocloft package is what is often used for this but amsart doesn't like it much. However, pressing on with \usepackage{tocloft} and ignoring the error message it seems to do what you want. Jun 19, 2021 at 16:37
  • Regarding section headings, amsart allows an optional form to be specified: \section[...]{...}. To get rid of the \scshape, simply \renewcommand{\contentsnamefont}{}, Jun 19, 2021 at 17:31
  • Would you type \section{Section} and then it should appear as SECTION in the text and section in the ToC?
    – Werner
    Jun 20, 2021 at 16:03

1 Answer 1


Just two commands for the first question.

As for the second question, it seems that it is the default behavior of amsart.cls



\usepackage{kantlipsum} % dummy text  

\renewcommand{\contentsnamefont}{\bfseries} %<<<<<  
\renewcommand{\contentsname}{New name for TOC} %<<<<<   



1.  \kant[1]    

\section{Section II}

2.  \kant[2]

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