LaTeX and BibTeX style files for American Meteorological Society (AMS) publications
Official LaTeX and BibTeX style files now available
Brian Papa of the American Meteorological Society publications office
took the style files from this package and modified them to create
an official AMS style package for journals. You can find that package
at the AMS Journal Manuscript Templates page .
You should use the official package for AMS journal submissions. It now
supports a two-column journal style draft in addition to the double-spaced
version that you need to submit. I recommend that you use the version on this
website only for AMS conferences.
Unofficial LaTeX and BibTeX style files for American Meteorological Society publications.
These are not authorized or approved by the AMS in any way. Use at your own
risk! Unlike the official AMS package (above), this package supports
options for AMS conferences and draft versions of AMS journal submissions.
Permission to use the files in this directory is granted to anyone under
the following caveats:
The three main files in this package are
ametsoc.sty implements American Meteorological Society's requirements
and is meant to be used in an article documentclass. ametsoc.bst is a
natbib.bst-derivative that implements AMS-style citation. ametsoc.perl
provides the hooks for you to use the ametsoc package with latex2html
has usage instructions and options and is itself an example of
illustrates a typical bibliography database.
are postscript and Adobe portable document
format versions of the sample document.
are sample documents with the "final"
option, i.e. this is what you actually send to the AMS.
is for the brave. It contains the complete list of
choices that I made for the AMS format. If I made a mistake, it
should be simple enough to edit the change and run a batch job on
it. The program makebst.tex distributed with latex was used to make this
.bst file. Simply edit ametsoc.dbj and run tex on it.
- If you change the contents of the .sty and .bst files,
you have to change the names of the files also.
This is to prevent confusing variations of
the style files lying around.
- This README file in its entirety should be distributed along with the files.
The latest and greatest version of this file can be found at:
and you can download the package by getting:
ametsoc.tar.gz in that directory.
The sample file, converted to html is:
here (also has usage) .
Answers to previously asked questions
The latest version of ametsoc has these problems fixed. If you have
a version that exhibits these problems, please update your ametsoc.
- The figures and table section in the "final" option are out of order (needs to be figures first)
- Extra colons and commas in citations of articles
- Extra colons and commas in citations of proceedings, theses, etc.
- List number of pages in citations of theses
- Section references should read "See Section 7a", not "See Section a"
Thanks to the following individuals for contributions to the
- John Donners of
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute for fixing some formatting
problems in the citation list.
- Iselin John Paul of Bucknell U. for fixing the abstract environment
and pointing out problems with references to sections of the document.
Both fixes are in the current style file.
- Edward (Ted) Mansell of OU for fixing lots of errors in the formatting
of subsections and subsubsections, fixing the citation format to not have
colons in the wrong places, and adding more journal macros.