On the Editorialmanager website, for second round of review onwards, the journal insists that pdf files are not accepted but only .tex files. The journal site provides options for uploading only the following types of file submissions (see image here) :
(a) Latex Source File (b) Figure
Previously, even in later rounds of review, a pdf was acceptable and then I had to separately provide .tex files. The folks behind the scenes at the journal would manually typeset accepted papers and send a pdf back for proofreading. Now, with the provided .tex file, the journal itself builds the pdf automatically at submission stage for onward processing. So, any typesetting errors at this stage means that the submission cannot happen.
At present, my project consists of a
main.tex that calls (via
\input command) other files such as
section8.tex, etc. The submission only accepts a singular latex source file (so, multiple
.tex files seem unacceptable)
Is there any way to convert
section8.tex into one single big consolidated
.tex file? Also, are the included graphics figures to be uploaded individually as Figure(s) and then the
editorialmanager website will source these figures automatically?
PS: The journal's latex submission page does not address any of the above questions, hence this post. The journal (under Elsevier) has the following Latex submission help page: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/policies-and-guidelines/latex-instructions