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How are research papers typeset?

I just noticed that most of the research papers published (in the engineering faculty) are formatted such that each page contains two columns worth of information, side by side, for example: If I ...
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Submitting paper to IEEE journal using the standard `article`/`proc` LaTeX class

Do IEEE Journals accept LaTeX-formatted manuscripts using the standard article or proc class provided by LaTeX? It is not made clear to me, if I should stick with the IEEETrans class IEEE has ...
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Academic Curriculum Vitae Template (possibly in LaTeX) [closed]

It seems that I'll have to prepare my first academic curriculum vitae within few weeks. However, I lack a good template to use to organize it. Question: Could you suggest an easy to read yet ...
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Which elsarticle documentclass parameters in LaTeX should I use for different Elsevier journals?

So here is the thing, I recently submitted a paper to an Elsevier Journal (EJOR) and prepared it using LaTeX. I used the elsarticle documentclass that Elsevier provides. When doing this I tried to ...
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Best margins for master thesis written in LaTeX

I'm writing my Master's Thesis with LaTeX and I'd like to know what are the best margins I should use. My university doesn't force any template. LaTeX default margins seems to me too large. Do you ...
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Advantages to article submission in LaTeX from the publisher's side

Many journals in my field accept both Word and LaTeX formats for article submission. From the publisher's point of view, what are the advantages of using the LaTeX format for submission? Do ...
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Where can I find templates for a mathematics research paper?

I've recently typed up a mathematics research paper, but I would like to make it appear more formal when I submit it to be peer-reviewed. Also, how would I be able to incorporate LATEX into my paper? ...
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Do automatic tools to check thesis exist?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis in Computer Science with LaTeX. The thesis is written in English. I use aspell for spell checking, but I think there is more that could automatically be ...
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Why do some journals prefer MS Word?

Some journals (specifically on biology or chemistry) accept only MS Word files as manuscripts, while many journals on mathematics or physics prefer LaTeX. Even Science prefers MS Word. Why do they ...
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Should Figures and Tables follow a certain order or be at a specific location in a document?

This is a topic I constantly think about when writing a document. Often after I complete a document in Latex I would go through the document to make sure that the figures are where I want them to be ...
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Are there many journals that do not accept TeX?

I have been told by our head of department, a veteran academic with a lot of publications behind his name, that I am not allowed to write my masters dissertation with TeX, as many journals do not ...
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LaTeX itemize options: are they allowed to use in a master thesis? [duplicate]

In my Master thesis, I used this: \begin{itemize}[label=\ding{167}] \item Access Windows XM from Ubuntu Server \item List the directories contents of Windows XP \end{itemize} The output is: My ...
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Cleaning up/Uniformize bibliography for long document

I was wondering whether existed some software that would take as input a text file bibliography (for instance a bib file if you use bibtex), and that run it through google scholar (or any other ...
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What does “corresponding author” mean? [duplicate]

What is the Corresponding author about in the list of authors of a Journal or Conference paper? As fas as I read, it is the person who confirms results or whom actually is the intellectual mind of the ...
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Is there any information about the trend of journals preferences regarding Word over LaTeX?

Is there any information about the trend of journals' preferences regarding LaTeX and MS Word? My main concern is computer engineering and linguistics fields of study.
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Should I learn to use LaTeX to write up a History Masters Thesis?

So I reviewed the "What are the advantages or disadvantages of using LaTeX for writing scientific publications?" question on this forum and am sitting on the fence at the moment whether or not to use ...
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How to automatically link LaTeX .bib references to a set of pdf full-text articles?

I have a huge collection of PDFs of research papers. Many of these have valuable annotations. I also have a huge .bib file containing citations for these and many other works. Is there a reference ...
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Re-typesetting an old paper, what to do with the result?

I am using an old paper, published in 1986. It is in the form of a "Letter to Nature" (which is a scientific journal). It doesn't appear to be typeset in TeX, at least not TeX as we know it today. ...
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Is the new ACM 2012 taxonomy usable/in use?

I've wasted about an hour trying to figure out how I'm supposed to categorise an ACM article using the new 2012 taxonomy here, and how I'm supposed to represent those categories in my article. On the ...
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Using BibTeX when submitting an article

Some journals have their own bibliography styles (bst) for BibTeX. If a journal does not have its own bibliography style, am I supposed to include the content of the bbl-file into the tex-file I ...
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What to do when manuscript is in latex but journal requires submission in MS Word

I wrote an article containing quite a lot of maths using latex. I want to submit this paper to a given journal. However, submission guideline explicitly states that all submissions must be done in ...
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Submitting TeX to ScholarOne

I'm trying to submit a latex document to a SAGE journal using ScholarOne. I'm having a hard time. The (poor) documentation says that it accepts tex files, but the pdf it produces says that it cannot ...
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How should I cite a website URL?

I am currently writing a report and I have been compiling a list of references (from IEEE mostly) and I also have a number of websites. My question is, what is the best way to note a website URL? ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using LaTeX for writing scientific publications

What are objective advantages or disadvantages of using the markup language LaTeX instead of a WYSIWYG word processor like MS Word or LibreOffice Writer? Please use objective arguments to prevent a ...