We are pleased to announce that version 5.0 of the quantumarticle LaTeX document class has been released and now ships with the following new features:
New class options & improvements
Version 5.0 of the quantumarticle document class comes with a large number of under-the-hood improvements, fixes for several typesetting glitches, and even more thorough checks and helpful error messages to make producing professional looking manuscripts even easier. We have also further increased the compatibility with other popular document classes, and introduced new class options for using quantumarticle for manuscripts not intended for submission to Quantum.
As a further service to our authors, Quantum provides Quantum Plots, a Jupyter notebook based on the popular library matplotlib. It allows to create plots that seamlessly fit with the quantumarticle document class in terms of style and font sizes. Using Quantum Plots is optional and not required to submit to Quantum, but facilitates the production of professional looking plots. A tutorial on the usage and inner workings of Quantum Plots can be found here.
Some authors like to use the LyX document processor to typeset their manuscripts instead of directly writing LaTeX code. With the new version of the quantumarticle document class in place, Quantum starts to support LyX via the new quantum-lyx-template.lyx LyX layout.
In addition to that, we have improved the explanations and stylistic recommendations in the accompanying template and quantumarticle now comes with a fully-fledged documentation of all class options and their behavior.
Quantum Plots and the LxY layout would not have been possible without two new volunteers joining the quantumarticle development team: Johannes Jakob Meyer, who has implemented several major improvements and bugfixes in quantumarticle.cls (together with Christian Gogolin) and who also wrote the whole Quantum Plots code. Victor V. Albert contributed the new LyX style for quantumarticle.
Thank you for your contribution to Quantum! If you want to support Quantum’s mission to make scientific publishing open and transparent and are interested in contributing, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With these latest improvements in place, we are planning to submit the quantumarticle document class to the Comprehensive-TeX-Archive-Network CTAN. This will allow authors to use the quantumarticle document class through their LaTeX distribution without having to manually install it. We will keep you posted about the progress of this project.