LaTeX Author Package for the publications in IMS journals:
The Annals of Probability (AOP)
The Annals of Applied Probability (AAP)
The Annals of Statistics (AOS)
The Annals of Applied Statistics (AOAS)
Stochastic Systems (SSY)

 Contents of a .zip file
 Name-year citation style
 Simplest usage of imsart package
 Recomended usage of imsart package

Contents of a .zip file

Following files are included in the distribution:

document class file;
imsart package (it's loaded by imsart.cls);
suggested bibliography style (bibtex file);
topmatter template;
journal sample article;
journal sample article(pdf file);


  • unpack .zip file;
  • install imsart.cls, imsart.sty, imsart-nameyear.bst,imsart-number.bst in your TeX system (suggested directory: imsart);
  • use the file ims-template.tex to start your article as a template;
  • use the file ims-sample.tex as a reference for how to prepare a frontmatter of your article;


Please see the specific instructions for the journal on the journal's website which can be found at One of the following options must be set in a \documentclass[]{imsart}:

  • aos
  • aoas
  • aop
  • aap
  • ssy

Name-year citation style

Default citation style for the IMS journals is name-year, but numbered citation is also allowed. (Note AOAS allows only name/year.) To use name-year style the standard package natbib must be loaded and imsart-nameyear bibliography style specified:


Simplest usage of imsart package

The simplest (but not recommended) way to use imsart package is to replace line
in your LaTeX document.

Recomended usage of imsart package

Use ims-template.tex as a template. The preamble of your Latex document should look like this:

%Possible keys: aap,aop,aos



\title{A Sample Document\protect\thanksref{T1}}
\runtitle{A Sample Document}
\thankstext{T1}{Footnote to the title with the `thankstext' command.}

  \author{\fnms{First}  \snm{Author}\corref{}\thanksref{t2}\ead[label=e1]{}},
  \author{\fnms{Second} \snm{Author}\ead[label=e2]{}}
  \author{\fnms{Third}  \snm{Author}%

  \thankstext{t2}{Footnote to the first author with the `thankstext' command.}

  \runauthor{F. Author et al.}

  \affiliation{Some University and Another University}

  \address{Address of the First and Second authors,\\ 

  \address{Address of the Third author,\\



\kwd[Primary ]{60K35}
\kwd[; secondary ]{60K35}



Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials section must be positioned before the reference section and could be entered in the following way:

  \sname{Supplement A}
  \sdescription{Some text}

Reference (hyperlink) to the supplement could be done by the command \ref{suppA}.

Note when preparing the supplementary materials if you are using imsart class you could suppress text Submitted to... with command \setattribute{journal}{name}{}.


  • option preprint must be used to produce the final version:
  • labels T1,t2 are used for thanks;
  • labels e1,e2,e3,u1 are used to print electronic addresses. If hyperref package is used, they will be made into hyperlinks;
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