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).
    Type Kṛṣṇācārya, not K\d{r}\d{s}\d{n}\={a}c\={a}rya.
  • Use the standard features of LaTeX2e as documented in the standard manuals like LaTeX: A Document Preparation System by Leslie Lamport or LaTeX2e For Authors by the LaTeX3 project team.
  • 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.  Sites like text2bib can help convert plain text into 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.  Internally, the journal uses OxRef to produce Hart's Rules formatting.
  • 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 a LaTeX wizard, 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.  But using the standard article style is fine.