This is a short summary of the LaTeX instructions. Full
instructions are given in
gtpartdoc.pdf.
Authors are expected to take a large measure of responsibility for
the finished appearance of their articles.
Articles must be prepared using LaTeX. We expect authors
to use LaTeX properly. This means at the very least:
 Bibliography structured using standard LaTeX syntax (or
generated by BiBTeX) with citations made using the \cite command in
one of the forms \cite{Dold87} or \cite[Theorem 3.7]{Dold87}
 Figures and tables allowed to float (unless smallsay 1 inch
maximum height) by using the {figure} or {table} environments
 Sections, subsections, figures etc, labelled using \label
and crossreferenced using \ref
 Numbered theorems, remarks, definitions etc, set out using
proper environments (defined using appropriate \newtheorem commands)
and again labelled with \label and crossreferenced using \ref
 Equations, where numbered, again labelled and crossreferenced
using \label and \ref
 Multiline equation displays setout using an appropriate
environment (eg {eqnarray}, {align}, {gather})
House style
House style
for G&T is very similar to the house style for Algebraic &
Geometric Topology and for Geometry & Topology Monographs.
To prepare your article in house style, use
the journal's prepared LaTeX document class file
gtpart.cls. We supply a
template for this purpose gtlatex.tem. Note that
this class file is fully compatible with both LaTeX article style and
amslatex amsart style; so authors who normally use either of these
styles should find this format congenial. Also note that the fonts
used in production are not quite the same as those used by gtpart.cls.
This is because we use commercial fonts for the mathematics, resulting
in a better layout. This has the unfortunate sideeffect that
page and line breaks may vary from those in your prepared file.
If you do not use the template, please, nevertheless, lay out the
start of your file with metadata coming directly after the
\usepackage commands as in this example:
\documentclass{gtpart}
%
\usepackage{pinlabel}
\usepackage[all]{xy}
%%% Start of metadata
%
\title{Sample for layout}
% First author
%
\author{John Smith}
\givenname{John}
\surname{Smith}
\address{Department of Mathematics\\Harvard College\\\newline
Oxford, MA 02169\\USA}
\email{josm@mathharvcoll.edu}
\urladdr{http://www.mathharvcoll.edu/~josm}
% Add a similar block for other authors
%
\keyword{example}
\keyword{sample layout}
\subject{primary}{msc2000}{57M99}
\subject{secondary}{msc2000}{55Q33}
\subject{secondary}{msc2000}{55Q32}
\arxivreference{} %%% please supply if
\arxivpassword{} %%% paper is in the arXiv
%%% End of metadata
%
%%% Start of userdefined macros %%%
\newtheorem{thm}{Theorem}[section]
\newtheorem{lem}[thm]{Lemma}
\theoremstyle{definition}
\newtheorem{defn}[thm]{Definition}
\newtheorem*{rem}{Remark}
\newcommand{\bbl}{\mathbb{L}}
\makeop{Homo}
\numberwithin{equation}{section}
%%% End of userdefined macros %%%
\begin{document}
\begin{abstract} % type your abstract below
\end{abstract}
\maketitle
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Start of main body of article
The BiBTeX house style file is
gtart.bst though you can prepare
your file using any biblio style you please. It will be converted
to house style automatically as part of the production process.
Tables of contents
The editors do not allow authors to use automatically generated tables
of contents (eg by using LaTeX command \tableofcontents).
You are encouraged to give a structured outline of your paper if
you wish, but please use internal numbering not page numbers for
referencing (eg "in subsection \ref{sub4.3} we prove ..."
not "on page \pageref{blah} we prove ...").
Hints on layout
The important point to remember is that you are in charge of the layout
of your paper. The editors will often make minor changes to improve
the spacing or page breaks or to conform to journal style but, if you
prepare the paper in the correct style with care, these changes will
be minimal. In particular the editors are loth to tamper with your
chosen mathematical layout.
Do not necessarily take (La)TeX's mathematics layout as
perfect. Judicious use of the spacing commands
\, \; \! \thinspace \negthinspace \quad \qquad (see the TeXbook)
can sometimes make a considerable improvement to the layout of a
formula. There is one trap that TeXusers often fall into and which
is of particular relevance to topologists. TeX treats the colon
":" as a relation and a formula such as $f: X\to Y$
gets incorrectly typeset with too much space between the "f"
and the ":". The following simple macro (which is supplied
in the house class file) can be used to correct this
\def\co{\colon\thinspace}
and then $f\co X\to Y$ will be correctly spaced.
TeX also treats the symbols < and > as relations.
A common mistake is to use these symbols as angle brackets which results
in unsightly spaces. Tex provides \langle and \rangle
for use as angle brackets which give the correct spacing.
Pay attention to hyphens. TeX has a variety of hyphens available.
Use the short hyphen, typset as , for doublebarelled words
and so on, but use a longer hyphen, typset as , for
conjoined words, page ranges and between mathematics and text.
For example the longer hyphen (or "endash") is correct in phrases
such as: pages 23–45, X–windows, 3–manifold,
T–system, Stone–Weierstrass Theorem (typeset by typing
2345, Xwindows, 3manifold, $T$system, StoneWeierstrass
Theorem).
Graphics
Please prepare graphical items for inclusion in your article as eps
(encapsulated PostScript) or pdf (portable document format) files
and include them by using the
graphicx package. The recommended drawing package is
xfig but many other packages also output eps or pdf files.
Where possible, send us the source files (eg .fig files for xfig)
when submitting the final files for publication.
We recommend not using your drawing package to add labels but rather
adding them as a TeX overlay after drawing them. This produces the
best match between labels and the main text. We have written a
package pinlabel which is very easy to use and is the
recommended way of adding labels to figures. You can download a
copy from here: pinlabel.sty.
You can also collect a copy from the CTAN server and the package is
included in the latest versions of MiKTeX and TeXlive
distributions. The package comes with comprehensive instructions:
pinlabdoc.pdf.
If you cannot use pinlabel, acceptable alternatives
are xfig twopart output (which uses TeX code for the
labels), overpic and labelfig. Please avoid drawing packages such
as pstricks, rlepsf and psfrag which write directly into postscript
and are incompatible with pdflatex.
Where space
allows please typeset labels \small, and certainly no
bigger.
Using pdflatex
The journal uses pdflatex for final production. If you use it to
compile your article then you can use the [microtype] option with
gtpart.cls which considerably improves layout and makes your article
more closely approximate the final published article. If your
graphics files are in eps format you will need to convert them to
pdf format using epstopdf.
Setting up your computer
A set of notes about setting up a Mac or PC to
use pinlabel, xfig and TeXLive (the
recommended TeX/LaTeX installation) can be found
here.
