Bravo! I'm sorry but I think it extremely unlikely that I shall get to Heidelberg; so may I ask my question in advance? What co-operation do you need from publishers to make this work and be generally accepted? (For, if you need such support, I think it's for those of us who work in publishing to try to get our respective companies to play the game with you.) I wish your project great success! Regards John Palmer 69 St Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9RE, England +44 1962 865261 [log in to unmask] On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Joerg Knappen wrote: > We (i. e. Jens Kloecker, Michael Piotrowski, Frank Holzwarth and JKn) > want to develop a standard _scientific article_ class in a BOF session > at EuroTeX99 to be hold in Heidelberg from September 20--24. > > We want to emphasize the idea of a document class as a markup > language. The rendering of the article will of course follow > different styles for each publisher (and even vary from journal > to journal with the same publisher). In fact, front matter and > bibliography are our two main targets in the design of this class. > > We hope to come up with a new class usable with different publishers.