Preparing a LaTeX Manuscript for Submission

Please use the LaTeX files provided by the AMS to prepare your submission.

The AMS does not support LaTeX-related WYSIWYG software, such as Scientific Workplace, or WYSIWYM software, such as LyX. TeX Live (available online at is recommended for users needing an up-to-date LaTeX distribution with software that includes an editor and the ability to automatically generate a PDF.

Line numbers are required. The ametsoc.cls file has the \linenumbers command built in, so there is no need to add it in your .tex file. If you are using style files or templates other than ametsoc.cls or ametsoc.sty, please see the line number instructions.

The AMS does not support use of pstricks or psfrag. The Editorial Manager system uses pdfLaTeX to create a PDF, and pstricks and psfrag are not compatible with pdfLaTeX. If an author has already composed substantial parts of the paper using pstricks or psfrag, he/she should create a driver file to generate a standalone PDF version of any figures that use the pstricks or psfrag packages. The PDF version of the figure can then be included in the .tex file using the standard \includegraphics command.

Remove all directory paths from your .tex file. You should include only the name of your figure and reference files. For example:
Do NOT include directory paths like this:

These must be changed to remove the directory paths:

Use only .eps, .pdf, .jpg, or .png figure file types. The use of .tif files is no longer supported by pdfLaTeX.

Include the figure file extension in the figure file name. You must include the figure file extension (.eps, .pdf, .jpg, or .png) in the name of the figure file that you upload to the Editorial Manager system.

Do not include the file extension (.bst and .bib) in the file name when using the \bibliographystyle or \bibliography commands. Including the extension is incorrect syntax and may prevent your references and citations from appearing in the built PDF.

Please ensure that your completed LaTeX manuscript can build an error-free PDF using pdfLaTeX on your local machine before attempting to submit your paper.