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```Phillip Helbig wrote:
> Discussion has concentrated on front matter, but let's not forget other
> things which require an author to CHANGE HIS INPUT according to which
> journal is to be used, even if the content is the same.  These are at
> least spelling, whether to italicise foreign words, use of punctuation
> in abbreviations and the placement of \caption in figures and tables.

I don't think spelling, abbreviations etc. should be handled by the
document class.  The reasons are simple: It will almost surely create
a large amount of infrequently used macros that the average author
will not want to remember (or look up every time), assuming he/she is
aware of their existence at all.  Moreover, it is easy to accidentally
not use the macro, so that the publisher will still be required