This help document explains how to format your title and abstract if you plan to submit your paper by ftp or by e-mail. After you have completed reading this part, return to the submission help to learn how to submit your paper.
So that we can provide descriptive information for submitted papers, we have adopted a specific format for the author-submitted titles and abstracts.
You must format this title/abstract file by hand if you are submitting by ftp or by e-mail; if you are submitting by web upload then you will fill out a form for the various fields.
You can examine an example title/abstract file for a submission. We also have an example title/abstract for math archive submission.
There are two sections, separated and surrounded by three
symbols at the beginning of lines. The first section contains
the special information fields, and the second section contains
the text of the abstract.
The possible information fields in the first section are
Comments:optional, but recommended
Report-no:required (when supplied by author's institution)
Subj-class:depends on archive
Journal-ref:reserved for publication info
Do not include any extra fields not listed here. They will cause your title/abstract to be formatted incorrectly on the archive. If a field does not apply to your paper, omit it.
Do not use any 8-bit characters in this file. Typically such characters are generated when authors try to include special accented characters, such as for their names. Make sure that all the characters in your title/abstract file are normal printing characters. If you really want to know why, you can read about this problem and other details.
Abstracts are automatically processed, so it is important to adhere to the format. The most important processing is line-wrapping to 80 characters. This is preferable for most abstracts, but there are occasions when lines shouldn't be wrapped together, e.g. if the abstract is a table of contents. To allow for this, lines with leading white space are not wrapped. Thus, you should not submit an abstract that contains leading white space unless you explicitly prefer no wrapping.
We have a cut-and-paste template for convenience. And there are some more examples.
E. L. Grossman, T. Zhou, E. Ben-Naimor with the word "and",
Michael Dine, Yosef Nir and Yuri Shirman
Authors: Author One (1), Author Two (1 and 2), Author Three (2) ((1) Institution One, (2) Institution Two)
Authors: MILC Collaboration: Joe B. Author, Hap E. Jackson,...
"for associated mpeg file, see http://myhost.domain/file.mpg"when accessed via the archive WWW interface views as "for associated mpeg file, see <this URL>" .
'cond-mat'archive, you may optionally include an entry from the list of cond-mat subject classes.
'physics'archive, you must include an entry from the list of physics subject classes.
Subj-class: Biological PhysicsMultiple subject classifications within the submission archive, if desired, are semi-colon separated.
Subj-class: Biological Physics; Chemical Physics
'math'archive, you must include an entry from the list of math subject classes.
Subj-class: Algebraic GeometryMultiple subject classifications within the submission archive, if desired, are semi-colon separated.
Subj-class: Geometric Topology; Combinatorics
'cs'archive, you must include an entry from the list of cs subject classes.
Subj-class: Computation and LanguageMultiple subject classifications within the submission archive, if desired, are semi-colon separated.
Subj-class: Architecture; Symbolic Computation
Journal-refinformation will be added by the author at a later date. A facility is provided for adding a Journal-ref to a previously submitted paper.
MSC-class: 14J60 (Primary) 14F05, 14J26 (Secondary)Put the "Primary" and "Secondary" keywords in parentheses. If there is only a Primary classification, the "Primary" keyword is optional. Separate multiple classification keys with commas.
~ \, (backslash comma) and \ (backslash space)makes it difficult for people to read. Omit these TeXisms. Also omit font commands such as
Here is a template of the title/abstract file format.
\\ Title: Authors: Comments: Report-no: Subj-class: Journal-ref: \\ Put your abstract here. No more than 24 lines. \\
\\ Title: Recent Seminal Results in the Theory of Everything That I Have Been Working on Recently Authors: H.Z. Jarvey (Eastern Fundamental Institute) Comments: 12 pages, 3 Postscript figures, uses rotate.sty Report-no: EFI-94-11 Journal-ref: Obsc. Unr. Jour. 51 (1994) 87-95 \\ This paper explains everything about everything, thereby making redundant all other papers in the field. Applications to text compression should be obvious. \\
\\ Title: An interesting new theorem in algebraic geometry Authors: Jane B. Jones, John F. Jones, and Steven Q. Smith Comments: AMS-LaTeX v1.2, 24 pages with 3 figures Report-no: University of Northern Nowhere preprint UNN-MATH-96-04 Subj-class: Algebraic Geometry MSC-class: 14J30 (Primary) 32H10 (Secondary) \\ We extend the results of our previous papers in order to prove some well-known conjectures in differentio-algebraic geometric functional analysis. \\