Technical Instructions for LaTeX

Please download the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package to prepare your manuscript. The package contains the LaTeX2e class file, the configuration file, all needed style files, as well as a template serving as a framework for your manuscript. Please download the Copernicus Publications LaTeX Package , version 3.5, 7 August 2014.

Authors are kindly requested to make use of the template.tex file embedded in the LaTeX Package since most of the definitions for the structure of manuscript elements are described there. Since we aim to convert all typeset TeX files into XML, the expressions and mark ups have to be highly standardized. Therefore, please keep the following in mind:

  • Please provide only one figure file for figures with several panels and please do not use \subfloat or similar commands;
  • Please use only commands where words, numbers, etc. are parenthesized, e.g. \textrm{TEXT} instead of {\rm TEXT};
  • For algorithms, please use the syntax given in template.tex or provide your algorithm as a figure;
  • \newcommand and \usepackage are no longer allowed;
  • Spaces in labels (\label{}) are not allowed and please make sure that no label name is assigned more than once;
  • Please do not use \paragraph{}, only \subsubsection{} is allowed;
  • It is not possible to add coloured tables anymore.

If you are familiar with BibTeX, you can use copernicus.bst from the package. It will sort your bibliography entries alphabetically and produce the correct layout of the list of references.