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writing an article under the acs specification

Postby yotama9 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:05 pm

Hi guys.

I'm writing an article that hopefully, will be submitted to one of the acs journals.

I have downloaded the achemso package but it does not provide the file structure that should be used when submitting an article to the acs.

As far as I can tell, the achemso only handle the figure and table structure as well as the citation and notes style, it doesn't provide the actual document structure (such as the margin size). Are there any shortcuts to handle this? Or should I change the document structure the hard way?

On another question. I use the following authors declaration:


\author{Yotam Y. Avital}

\author{Dina Pines}
\affiliation[Ben-Gurion University]
{Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva}

\author{Ehud Pines}
\affiliation[Ben-Gurion University]
{Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva}


And I get that all the authors are the corresponding authors, how can I decide which is the corresponding author? Is it only a question of the email address?

Thank you

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Postby josephwright » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:54 am

The achemso class doesn't do any layout changes as the ACS don't really want this. They expect you to submit a traditional manuscript, not a ready-to-print article. Reproducing printed layouts is not necessarily easy, and as the publishers don't really want it anyway this is not provided by achemso. The only exception is communications to Journal of the American Chemical Society, where the editorial office did request print-like layouts. (The background to this is that they don't print from LaTeX sources: everything goes into a database and is then typeset by them. Most submissions to the ACS are in Word.)

Corresponding authors are indeed determined by e-mail addresses. Each author with an e-mail address is given a star. If you look at the printed journals you will see that this is how it is done there. So you should only include e-mail addresses for corresponding author(s).
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Postby yotama9 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:41 am

Thank you very much.

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