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FAQ - imsart package

  1. How to remove a line with the text "imsart.sty..." on the bottom of a page?
  2. How to change or remove journal name from catchlines in the top left corner of a title page?
  3. How to change citation style to nameyear?
  4. What is a difference between using class imsart.cls and package imsart.sty?
  5. What is a macro \startlocaldefs...\endlocaldefs?
  6. What is a macro \setattribute?
  7. Why I'm getting a compiling error when uploading an article prepared with imsart to arXiv?
  8. Why question marks appear in arXiv pdf bookmarks?
  9. Why to use package the natbib??

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How to...

How to remove a line with the text "imsart.sty..." on the bottom of a page?
Please use the option noinfoline when loading the package.
How to change or remove the journal name from catchlines in the top left corner of a title page?
A journal name is defined in the macro \journal@name. Please add the following in your preamble:
\setattribute{journal}{name}{My Journal}
How to change citation style to nameyear?
For some journals the package natbib is instructed to use the number citation system. To switch to nameyear citation system authoryear option must be used:
\documentclass[aap,authoryear]{imsart}

What is...

What is a difference between using class imsart.cls and package imsart.sty?
It's recommended to load imsart as class:
\documentclass[aop]{imsart}
Visual layout is the same, but from class is much easer to control loading of additional packages.
What is a macro \startlocaldefs...\endlocaldefs?
For safety, LaTeX does not allow to use the character "@" in a macro definition. In pseudoenvironment \startlocaldefs...\endlocaldefs definitions with "@" are allowed.
What is a macro \setattribute?
Inside the imsart.sty, various parameters (skips, fontsize, text etc.) are defined in the form <field>@<type> (e.g., \address@size. The following two lines are identical:
\setattribute{address}{size}{\scriptsize\scshape}
\def\address@size{\scriptsize\scshape}

Why...

Why I'm getting a compiling error when uploading an article prepared with imsart to arXiv? In my computer file compiles without errors.
  • If you are using the hyperref package, the possible reason could be the old version of hyperref at arXiv. This bug (?) in imsart was fixed on 2005/10/19. Download the latest version of imsart.
  • imsart.sty currently is not on arXiv TeX system, so you must include imsart.sty in your submission.
Why question marks "?" appears in arXiv pdf bookmarks?
If \ref,\cite commands are used in section commands, LaTeX needs 3 runs to resolve references in bookmarks. ArXiv LaTeX system uses only 2 runs. Change references to actual values in section commands or contact arXiv admin.
Why to use the package natbib??
Natbib is an advanced package for the bibliography managment. It allows to use "numbers" and "nameyear" (default) citation. In "numbers" mode it allows to sort and compress multiple citations.
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