Writing an article for The Astrophysical Journal

Hello all,

I have been tasked with actually writing my own paper for the ApJ, rather than just submitting my results to my professor and letting him do the work. So, my question is this: Is there a place where I can get a sample tex file from the ApJ? I've seen many crap example files, but none in the 2-column format, and it would really make my life a lot easier to have a working tex file to follow as an example...

I'm sure it's available, but it would probably be easier to just get one from your professor since he'll surely have it around.

I've actually been through all that, including many links in from where you pointed. At first glance, it appears helpful, and it is for most journals but not for a 2-column ApJ format one. Thank you though!

jtbell
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Doesn't the AASTeX package take care of the two-column format for you?

http://aas.org/publications/aastex

(added) I see it doesn't do two columns by default, but there's a style for it. See "two-column preprint" here:

http://aas.org/aastex/aastex-package-manuscript-preparation#style_options

Also see the emulateapj class listed in section 4 of this page:

Disclaimer: I've only dabbled a little bit with TeX myself, so for detailed help with using these you'd best ask in our Math and Science Software forum.

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