On Thu, 4 Dec 1997 09:37:47 GMT Phillip Helbig said:
>One leading scientific journal is exemplary in REQUIRING 2e instead of
>2.09 but prohibits the use of private macros (even if defined in the
>preamble with no name clashes, redefinitions etc of standard commands or
>ones from the special journal .cls),
>Is this something one must be prepared to accept in the long run?
Considering the excessively high prices (most) professional journals
charge (even if they also demand page fees)
 -- though paying no royalties but demanding full copyrights --
while the author
usually provides an almost completely typeset manuscript,
publishers should _gladly_ accept anything the author is prepared to
deliver instead of imposing specific requirements.