Special notes for LaTeX users

If you are writing with LaTeX (which is a good idea!) please observe the following guidelines:

  • Use Unicode encoding for your files (i.e., for XeLaTeX or LuaTeX)
  • Use the standard features of LaTeX as documented in the standard manual, LaTeX: A Document Preparation System by Leslie Lamport. 
  • Use the standard article class (\documentclass{article}).
  • Use logical markup, not presentational markup. That means you mark things as \chapter{xxx}, \footnote{xxx}, \sanskrit{xxx}, \title{xxx}, etc., rather than \textbf{xxx}, \vspace{5ex}, or \emph{xxx}.
  • Do not use \newcommand or \def to make private commands. If this appears to be unavoidable, please contact the journal editor before proceeding.
  • Provide your bibliography entries in BibTeX format. The journal uses BibLaTeX, which is flexible. So please do not use any special formatting commands or non-standard bst files. Just use \cite{xxx} etc. in the simplest manner.
  • If you have tables, keep them simple, and don't spend time putting in many horizontal and vertical lines. They will be reformatted for the journal, in any case.
  • If you are comfortable with LaTeX, you could try fetching the HSSA LaTeX class and style packages from Github.  Follow the guidelines in section 1 of the documentation and use the template to start off your article.