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R A V E N Nov25-10 04:30 PM

Is there any official style guide for typesetting mathematical articles and books?
 
If not official, then unofficial, but widely accepted? If yes, are there some separate style guides for physics and computer science texts?

NobodySpecial Nov25-10 04:34 PM

Re: Is there any official style guide for typesetting mathematical articles and books
 
Generally each journal will have it's own style guide.
Both editorially, if they want third or first person, how they want units references given etc. and typesetting - they often supply a latex stylesheet to do this part automatically

R A V E N Nov26-10 02:24 AM

Re: Is there any official style guide for typesetting mathematical articles and books
 
Thanks.

Maybe I should look into The Chicago Manual of Style?

NobodySpecial Nov26-10 11:32 AM

Re: Is there any official style guide for typesetting mathematical articles and books
 
I would just concentrate on trying to clearly and simply explain what you are trying to show. And have other people who are familiar with the field but not directly with your work review it.

There are some seriously unreadable papers because people are trying to emulate the style of classic papers, or trying to write papers as they did 100years ago. There are also a couple of journals that seem to delight in doing this.

Most journals today are on such tight margins that there is no real editorial effort to spare so they aren't going to question your split infinitives.


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