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Yesss!!! I know lots of people, especially in math, physics, engineering and computational biology have been yearning for this for a while. And, starting today, you can submit manuscripts to PLoS ONE in LaTeX. Read the formatting instructions carefully, then submit.

The first article submitted in LaTeX was the High-Resolution Map of Science one last week, featured today in New York Times.

Comments

  1. #1 ecologist
    March 16, 2009

    Everybody — I mean everybody, whether they write math or not — would be well-served by writing papers in LaTeX.

  2. #2 D. C. Sessions
    March 16, 2009

    Everybody — I mean everybody, whether they write mah or not — would be well-served by writing papers in LaTeX.

    No argument there — but alas, in this case it all gets munged into one of the Microsoft formats anyway. What’s worse, graphics get shoehorned into bitmaps instead of being vector forms (another side-effect of the MSWord shoehorn.)

    Ah, well. Maybe someday.

  3. #3 Perceval
    March 16, 2009

    Ecologist: word ;)

    Latex is so incredibly useful especially when resubmitting. And don’t get me started on sweave – no more typos in tables, all quant results straight from the data, and FREE

  4. #4 Jason
    March 16, 2009

    This is fantastic news. LaTeX is my favorite method of writing papers, and I always felt like journals would be well-served by accepting manuscripts in this format. It should make things easier for them, since all they have to do (for the most part) is apply the appropriate style file and perhaps extract/convert it for HTML display.

  5. #5 Chris
    March 17, 2009

    all they have to do … is apply the appropriate style file and perhaps extract/convert it for HTML display.

    Oh Jason, if only it really were that simple.

  6. #6 Arunn
    March 21, 2009

    This is good news; a right step for an open access journal.

  7. #7 rodneymcname44
    March 29, 2009

    An open access journal would be awesome! This is absolutely fantastic news. Thanks, Latex is extremely helpful!

    - Rodney, consultant for Government Grants

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