We anticipate that there will be a volume of Proceedings of Groups
St Andrews 2017 that will be broadly similar to those from
previous iterations of the conference. It will principally
contain survey articles, both those from the invited speakers and
those submitted by other conference delegates. We expect there
will be a single volume of articles published.
We welcome the submission of articles from all delegates,
surveying an area of their expertise. It would be helpful at an
early stage for you to contact the organisers to indicate that you
intend to submit an article. This will help our planning and also
permit us to give you any further guidance on the preparation of
In view of restricted space, the editors feel that 12-15 pages
would be an ideal length for contributed papers. We may accept
longer survey articles, depending upon a strong recommendation
from the referee.
The deadline for submission of articles for the Proceedings
is 18th August 2017. Please submit them
electronically to the conference e-mail address
will be subjected to a rigourous refereeing process as if for a
learned journal and there will be restricted space available.
All papers must be prepared in LaTeX before submission using the
Proceedings class file. The editorial committee will not accept
papers that are prepared in other formats. The class file
required for preparation of articles is:
The class file is essentially the same as the one used for the
2013 Proceedings. You will need to place it where your LaTeX
installation can find it, the easiest choice being to place it in
the same directory as your document file.
Your submitted LaTeX file should then have the following form:
[INSERT ADDITIONAL COMMAND DEFINITIONS, IF ANY]
[THE TEXT OF YOUR DOCUMENT]
A simplified sample document is
provided to illustrate how to use the class file. Once processed,
it should produce this PDF file, which
also contains some instructions on the use of the commands defined
within the class file.
Note: The editorial committee please request that
you do not make use of colour in your article.
The Proceedings will be printed in black-and-white, so any use of
colour will require adjustment at a future stage. We also request
that you make use of the theorem-like environments defined within
the class file so that we have uniformity in the formatting of all
articles. Also the
\maketitle command has a
different syntax to the usual LaTeX version, as you will see from
the above sample document.
Please contact the conference organisers, using the conference
e-mail address, if you have any questions concerning the
preparation of articles for submission.