[texhax] Class file
douglas.waud at umassmed.edu
Wed Jun 4 20:50:53 CEST 2003
Christopher W. Ryan wrote
> However, that being said, most journal publishers in my field (medicine)
Ah! There's the problem! :-)
> to receive a paper manuscript (often along with an electronic file on
> disk) as the first step.
> Is there a "package" that will produce this sort of plain, basic,
> manuscript-for-submission output?
I faced this problem for years (I'm a Pharmacologist). I found the
program dvi2tty helpful here. It does a reasonable job of "detexing" a
TeX file. (As I wrote that last sentence, I recalled there is another
tool call "detex" that you might want to look into). Both are readily
available; try google if you can't find them on CTAN.
> Lastly, anyone know of any packages specifically for biomedical journals?
> Seems like most of them relate to physics, math, engineering. Maybe
> this is a
> natural result of LaTeX's mathematical heritage.
The biologists are slow to see the light, even within publishing houses.
I was not able to get TIPS (Trends in Pharmacological Sciences) to go to
TeX/LaTeX even though other journals in Elsevier's Trends series did
use TeX. :-)
Douglas R Waud, Professor Emeritus -- Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Mailing address: 17 Lantern Lane, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2006
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