## IMA PROCEEDINGS DOCUMENTSTYLE

It is our goal to publish a high quality book of well-written articles. Articles may be either expository or original. They should, however, not have been submitted or published elsewhere. There are no lower or upper bounds on length. (Past submissions have averaged about 20 pages per article.)

If you wish, our staff will LaTeX your manuscript for you. If you are preparing the manuscript yourself in AMSTeX , TeX or (preferably) LaTeX , you can send us the file by e-mail or tape and we will handle the style formatting for you.

The Volume will be prepared in a uniform style (using LaTeX). New IMA Proceedings style files are available via the links below. If you are preparing your paper in LaTeX we can also e-mail the style files to you upon request. E-mail our Techincal Typing Office staff at tex@ima.umn.edu.

Here are suggested guideline in submitting papers for the IMA Proceedings Volumes:

IMA is now using a new and much improved format in preparing all contributions to the IMA Proceedings Volumes. Listed below are some advantages of the new format over the old one.
• ability to compile all the manuscripts at the same time which results to greater uniformity in style.
• each article has running heads showing the author's name and the title of the manuscript
• continuous pagination which enables us to know ahead of time the page numbers of each article
• option to incorporate postscript figures within the text, hence reducing the sloppy cut and paste method.
• the entire volume that we submit to the publisher can be published as is. Unlike before, Springer-Verlag had to reduce the pages to 75%, which prolongs the production process.
• IMA can now submit the entire postscript package of the volume to Springer-Verlag; this enables the publisher to produce better quality prints using a higher-resolution printer.
The proceedings style files are referred to as the following: For figures we use the following: If you wish to use AMS symbol fonts in LaTeX, You will also need these two files:

Below are the major guidelines for those who are submitting papers for the IMA Proceedings Volumes.

• We do accept all electronic versions typed in plain TeX, AMS TeX or whatever typesetting program you have. However, we prefer to have the papers typeset in LaTeX whenever possible.
• Use a 11pt size font under the documentstyle option (when you use the style files listed above you do not have to specify the font size)
• The width of the paper should not exceed
• 4.48 truein or
• 324 truept or
• 27 picas

The above dimension is particularly crucial when your manuscript includes an encapsulated postscript graphic using either the epsf.sty or psfig.sty files. The same width is also important in determining the length of your displayed equations/tables. Springer-Verlag is very strict with regard to overhanging text within the specified text margin.

• Running title should make sense. Avoid cutting a long title just to fit the specified margin.

When you use the documentstyle file below you do not have to worry about the specifications mentioned above. just follow the procedures below:

\documentstyle[epsf,twoside,oldlfont]{ima}

\begin{document}
\contribution{author's last name in lower case}
\markboth{AUTHOR'S NAME}{MANUSCRIPT TITLE}

%\input macros.tex %(Note that all the macros should be
% typed after \contribution to avoid conflict
% with the other author's macros)

\title{ALL CAPS}
grant acknowledgement.}}

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}

\end{abstract}

\begin{keywords}
\end{keywords}

{\AMSMOS   %Do not include this if you do not have the AMS Subject
%Classific Number
\endAMSMOS}

\section{Only the first letter of the first word is upper
case except if it is a person's name or an abbreviation example: DNA}

AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE USE LATEX'S CROSS REFERENCING FEATURE: \label{} \ref{}
\cite{} \pageref{}

\begin{thebibliography}{10}
%You may use a bibtex program instead of this.

\bibitem{}
{\sc author's name}, {\sl title of the article\/}, volume #, publisher, year.

\end{thebibliography}
\end{contribution}
\end{document}


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