Re: Which editor do you use for math articles
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- Subject: [mg95459] Re: Which editor do you use for math articles
- From: carlos at colorado.edu
- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:57:41 -0500 (EST)
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On Jan 17, 3:37 am, hayes.ty... at gmail.com wrote: > Mathematica or Word, IMHO should not ever be used for publication in a > peer-reviewed journal. The process should rather be, in my mind, > >  Output graphics to EPS from Mathematica. >  Output from Mathematica any relevant expressions to a LaTeX format (a= lso > code, if needed). >  Use LaTeX for typesetting the document. > > I've never seen any journal that I've submitted, published in > (Geophysical Research Letter, Journal of Geophysical Research, > Geophysics Journal International, Computers and Geosciences), that > accepts Mathematica notebooks. Most do have a LaTeX style and BibTeX styl= e for > proper formatting. There are several tiers in the scientific publication world: o Traditional publishers of peer-reviewed archival journals (Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, etc). They now usually require LaTeX using their style macros. Nonconforming submissions are rejected. Figures must be in EPS on final submission but that may change. For C-R edited books, PDF is accepted for chapters, sometimes with backup LaTeX+EPS. o Low-cost, junk publishers of "friendly-review" journals, now proliferating in some regions, usually require Word with embedded figures. They lack in-house knowledge to process LaTeX. Those "vanity journals" are not generally included in citation indices, and do not count toward the h-index important in academic circles. o Electronic journals vary greatly in quality, from serious to junk. Generally they take PDF. In rapidly evolving areas, such as nanotech and CS, they are considered respectable and count toward the h-index. Summary: at all publishing levels, serious through junk, export mechanisms from Mathematica are essential.