Groups St Andrews 2017 in Birmingham

Proceedings of Groups St Andrews 2017 in Birmingham


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 your article.

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 (groups2017mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk). Articles 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:

\documentclass{groups17}

[INSERT ADDITIONAL COMMAND DEFINITIONS, IF ANY]

\begin{document}

[THE TEXT OF YOUR DOCUMENT]

...

\end{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.