The AMS strongly encourages electronically prepared LaTeX manuscripts. Authors experience many benefits from preparing electronic manuscripts in LaTeX.
However, AMS-TeX manuscripts are also accepted. Authors should supply properly prepared electronic manuscripts, following these guidelines.
Author packages are available from each journal's home page. This ensures that a current version of AMS-TeX is used.
Copy the template to filename.tex using a distinctive name for your file.
The template contains all necessary commands and instructions for preparing the top matter of your article.
Use the sample article as a model, not as a template.
Do not redefine any plain TeX or AMS-TeX commands.
\def) to check for existing command names.
All AMS journals are posted on-line, with live links using the hyperref package. Many commands are redefined in hyperref, and author redefinitions cause problems.
Do not include text when defining macros; for example
Such macros will not come up in a full text search for the expression.
This includes the elements
Author-defined macros and/or citations in these elements will cause problems with the electronic version of our journals.
This ensures consistent formatting throughout your work and accurate conversion to AMS-LaTeX to enable processing for posting on line.
\aligned, etc., for multi-line numbered displays.
This keeps a displayed equation as one unit and provides better spacing.
Use the appropriate tags: \cite, \ref, \no, \by, etc.
\bigskip, etc., unless it is used for graphics or tables.
Spacing around enunciations is taken care of automatically by AMS style files when correct tagging is used.
Use a standard TeX graphics inclusion macro package. The recommended graphics inclusion package for AMS-TeX is epsf or boxedeps.