LaTeX Submissions

Attention! On 24 July 2018, Editorial Manager upgraded from TeX Live 2015 to TeX Live 2018. This has resulted in new errors being flagged that were previously ignored in TeX Live 2015. Most of these errors are related to Unicode characters in the .tex and .bib files, often hyphens and parentheses, that have been carried over when text copied from another source is pasted into a LaTeX file.

The most common errors look like this:

                 ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode character - (U+96)

                   (inputenc)                not set up for use with LaTeX.

For now, the solution is to either manually replace the Unicode characters in your .tex and .bib files (you can use your log file to locate the Unicode characters) or to define the Unicode characters using the \DeclareUnicodeCharacter command in the preamble of the .tex file (again, the log file will tell you which Unicode characters need to be defined).

If you have not already done so, we recommend that you upgrade to TeX Live 2018. We also suggest that authors use the TeXworks editor included in the TeX Live download. If your PDF compiles in TeXworks running TeX Live 2018, then it should compile correctly when you submit your files to Editorial Manager.

Please read the documentation accompanying the AMS LaTeX files and the instructions below. If your question is not answered in the documentation, instructions, or FAQs, please contact latex@ametsoc.org.

The AMS LaTeX support team is available to help resolve issues related to the use of AMS LaTeX files for submissions to the AMS and the submission of AMS LaTeX files to the Editorial Manager system. Please note that we are unable to devote resources to answering other general LaTeX questions or to troubleshoot issues with non-AMS templates.

Upgrade to TeX Live 2018

If you have not already done so, we recommend that you upgrade to TeX Live 2018. We also suggest to authors to use the TeXworks editor that is included in the TeX Live download. If your PDF compiles in TeXworks running TeX Live 2018, then it should compile correctly when you submit your files to Editorial Manager.

Common LaTeX Submission Issues

Below are some of the most common problems authors face when submitting a LaTeX manuscript to Editorial Manager:

  • Missing files: Be sure to include all template and source files when uploading your files to the EM system, including ametsoc.cls/ametsoc.sty, ametsoc2014.bst/ametsoc.bst, and all figure files.
  • Incorrect item type: All figure files should be designated with EM’s “Rendered Figure” item type. All LaTeX files uploaded to EM must have the item type “LaTeX File (.tex, .sty, .cls, .bst, .bib).”
  • Duplicate files: If you upload your LaTeX source files, do not upload a PDF of your LaTeX paper.
  • Incorrect file type: Do not upload a .bbl file. You must either upload the .bib file or the contents of the .bbl file should be pasted into your .tex file.
  • Directory paths in figures: All directory paths need to be removed from figure names (e.g., \includegraphics[width=28pc]{fig1.pdf}, NOT \includegraphics[width=28pc]{myfigures/fig1.pdf}).
  • Extra periods or underscores in figure file names: All periods in figure file names should be removed, except for those preceding the file extension. The EM system will read anything after the first period as the file extension. Therefore, figure names with additional periods will prevent your PDF from building properly. Underscores should also be removed, as these can sometimes be read as math commands, causing an error and preventing your PDF from building.
Preparing a LaTeX Manuscript for Submission
Troubleshooting Your Editorial Manager Submission
FAQ for LaTeX Authors
Documentation for AMS LaTeX template
LaTeX Template

(zip) Version 4.3.2, released 8/25/2014

NOTE: this is the NEW version, please replace any saved files on your own computer with this new template