Preparing CRC journal articles with LaTeX

Camera-ready copy (CRC) journals are those that reproduce the author's manuscript exactly, with no intervention by the typesetter. Such journals are the exception rather than the rule; if a journal is CRC, this fact is clearly indicated in the instructions to authors. The Procedia series of journals, for example, are genuine CRC. Please read carefully the journal's instructions to authors.

For LaTeX authors of camera-ready articles, we provide the ecrc.sty package. This is a small package designed to work with the elsarticle document class. All the features of elsarticle are available, along with a few extra commands specific to CRC reproduction.

Documentation for the use of ecrc.sty is included in the manuscript template file available below.

The archive file elsarticle-ecrc.zip contains all the necessary files to run this package. To install ecrc.sty, unzip the elsarticle-ecrc.zip file. Usually the file can be unzipped directly in the local tree of your TeX distribution (for TeX Live, this would be in the texmf-local directory). The archive contains the following files:

Once the package has been installed, edit the manuscript file ecrc-template.tex according to the instructions in that file, and save with a new name. The manuscript file should be compiled with PDFLaTeX (and BibTeX if desired).

Journal-specific packages

A few CRC journals have bespoke packages available for them. These packages have the same contents as the package listed above, but with modifications for the relevant journal.

Please only use these packages after confirmation from the journal's editors.

Note: Authors of the IFAC meeting papers should visit the IFAC website for instructions and relevant resources.