the particular design specifications of that publication series. Though
ATEX is the
highly preferred format of TEX, author packages are also available in
Authors may retrieve an author package for Memoirs of the AMS from or via FTP to (login as
anonymous, enter username as password, and type cd pub/author-info). The AMS Au-
thor Handbook and the Instruction Manual are available in PDF format from the author
package link. The author package can also be obtained free of charge by sending email
to (Internet) or from the Publication Division, American Math-
ematical Society, 201 Charles St., Providence, RI 02904-2294, USA. When requesting an
author package, please specify
and the publication in which
your paper will appear. Please be sure to include your complete mailing address.
After acceptance. The final version of the electronic file should be sent to the Providence
office (this includes any TEX source file, any graphics files, and the DVI or PostScript file)
immediately after the paper has been accepted for publication.
Before sending the source file, be sure you have proofread your paper carefully. The
files you send must be the EXACT files used to generate the proof copy that was accepted
for publication. For all publications, authors are required to send a printed copy of their
paper, which exactly matches the copy approved for publication, along with any graphics
that will appear in the paper.
Accepted electronically prepared files can be submitted via the web at
submit-book-journal/, sent via FTP, or sent on CD-Rom or diskette to the Electronic
Prepress Department, American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles Street, Providence,
RI 02904-2294 USA. TEX source files, DVI files, and PostScript files can be transferred
over the Internet by FTP to the Internet node ( When sending
a manuscript electronically via CD-Rom or diskette, please be sure to include a message
identifying the paper as a Memoir.
Electronically prepared manuscripts can also be sent via email to
(Internet). In order to send files via email, they must be encoded properly. (DVI files are
binary and PostScript files tend to be very large.)
Electronic graphics. Comprehensive instructions on preparing graphics are available at A few of the major requirements are given here.
Submit files for graphics as EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files. This includes graphics
originated via a graphics application as well as scanned photographs or other computer-
generated images. If this is not possible, TIFF files are acceptable as long as they can be
opened in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. No matter what method was used to produce
the graphic, it is necessary to provide a paper copy to the AMS.
Authors using graphics packages for the creation of electronic art should also avoid the
use of any lines thinner than 0.5 points in width. Many graphics packages allow the user
to specify a “hairline” for a very thin line. Hairlines often look acceptable when proofed
on a typical laser printer. However, when produced on a high-resolution laser imagesetter,
hairlines become nearly invisible and will be lost entirely in the final printing process.
Screens should be set to values between 15% and 85%. Screens which fall outside of this
range are too light or too dark to print correctly. Variations of screens within a graphic
should be no less than 10%.
Inquiries. Any inquiries concerning a paper that has been accepted for publication
should be sent to or directly to the Electronic Prepress Department,
American Mathematical Society, 201 Charles St., Providence, RI 02904-2294 USA.
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