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From: "John Palmer ([log in to unmask])" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 10:19:50 +0100
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This is a very important and good idea.

Could you please amplify your idea a little?   Several publishers
already issue article-classes for specific journals---or for
all the journals they publish;  as I currently work for one of
these publishers (Wiley),  I'd be interested to know more about
the ways in which this sort of service could be improved.
(This is me speaking, not on behalf of Wiley, of course).

I've hoped for a long time that all publishers would accept LaTeX-coded
articles for any journal, to a common classfile so that authors don't
have to change their practices for different journals or publishers.
Is that your general aim?


John Palmer
69 St Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9RE, England
+44 1962 865261
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On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Phillip Helbig wrote:

> > is this list alive?
> Yes.  Not much traffic lately.
> What are the prospects for coming up with some standard journal macros,
> including a BibTeX-style front matter handler, embracing the physical
> and social sciences and also getting all publishers and editors to
> encourage their use as well as distribute proper BibTeX files.
> :)
> Is there hope for the world?
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