I am trying to publish a publication in the web site of a journal, and when I put my .tex file (also .png files) the website gives an error and says "File will not display in proof". I think it is treated by ScholarOne.

Do you have any solution for that or may I have to contact ScholarOne?

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This happens with source files. For the .tex file that is OK: in fact, the .tex file should not appear in the proof. For the pictures, it probably means that ScholarOne doesn't process .png files: convert them to a supported file format, e.g. .pdf or .tiff.

In my experience, the above is usually enough to make the proof work, and if it's OK, submit, even if you still get that message for the .tex file.

  • i didn't understand what do you mean by "the .tex file should not appear in the proof. " ? Nov 10, 2020 at 16:36
  • @BriganosBriganos The proof is what the reviewers will receive to read; typically, the compiled manuscript with added line numbers: the listing of the .tex file is not shown, so it doesn't appear in the proof. Nov 10, 2020 at 16:44
  • i changed .png to Pdf and it it gives again this error (Unable to find any suitable files to generate the proof) !! do you have any idea ? thanks Nov 11, 2020 at 13:21
  • @BriganosBriganos But have you uploaded also your compiled pdf? Nov 11, 2020 at 13:23
  • yes i compiled my Latex files, and put them together in a .zip file and uploaded! Nov 11, 2020 at 13:25

Contact someone at the journal. They decide what system to use for processing your article, so they should help you navigate that system.

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