Preparing Manuscripts in LaTeX
Please do not prepare manuscripts in LaTeX unless it is really required because of major use of equations and other mathematical content. If LaTeX is used to typeset a manuscript, please be sure to use the following template files. For support, contact Ms Janine Daum (firstname.lastname@example.org). MDPI currently does not support plain TeX formats.
MDPI Class and Style Files
Following template, class and bibliography style files must be used when preparing a manuscript in LaTeX (depending on your system settings, right-click and choose "Save to" or "Save link as"). Save all three files into the same folder on your local system.
- template.tex - the template file where the paper is typeset - [last updated 2013/04/05]
- mdpi.cls - the class file defining the layout of the paper - [last updated 2013/04/05]
- mdpi.bst - the bibliography style file defining the style of the references when using BibTeX - [last updated 2013/04/18]
(see http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/documents/bibtex/ for a short overview on how to use BibTeX)
Using LaTeX on Different Operating Systems
For Windows users, we recommend the free LaTeX version MiKTeX. MiKTeX comes with a basic installer, which can be downloaded from the MikTeX project page. MikTeX can be used in combination with WinEdt, an easy-to-use LaTeX editor for Windows.
LaTeX should be available on every Unix/Linux system. For some related information and documentations how to install LaTeX on some of the Unix/Linux distribtions, see:
Apple Mac OS
See the Mac OS X LaTeX website for more information on running LaTeX under Mac OS X.