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New version of the MNRAS LaTeX package

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 13:59
Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 16:44

MNRAS coverThe journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) encourages authors to prepare their papers using the LaTeX document preparation software. MNRAS provides a LaTeX package (called 'mnras') which allows authors to approximate the final appearance of the journal. It includes numerous features to simplify the preparation of papers.

MNRAS has just completed a major update to this package, version 3.0, which includes:

  • Additonal functionality, including links and a new \ion command
  • Improvements to page layout, positioning of figures etc.
  • Updated appearance to be closer to the final journal
  • Better BibTeX support, including automatic treament of arxiv preprints, three-author papers and journal shortcuts used by NASA ADS
  • Completely rewritten documentation
  • A new template to ease writing a new paper

Authors are encouraged to use the new package and updated style files. It can be downloaded from this directory at the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN).