LaTeX commands for RFS

Included below are the commands that you need to satisfy the style requirements for publishing in The Review of Financial Studies. Please note that these are not official instructions from the journal, but only what I have learnt through my own experience.

Each command below is preceded by an explanation of what the command does; these explanations are on lines that have as their first character the “%” sign, which tells LaTeX to treat the line as a comment rather than code to be executed.

The easiest thing to do is to cut-and-paste these commands into the preamble of your LaTeX text file -- starting with the very top line. After you do this, the only thing you need to check is that you are not calling again (in your own LaTeX code) any of the packages that are already being called in the text below, and that you are not doing something inadvertently to undo the changes made by the code below.

Please let me know if there are any errors or that you think some instructions are missing and should be added to these lists of commands. (But, please do not write to me with general questions about LaTeX --- instead, search on the internet, where there are real experts whose advice can resolve your problems.)

Style requirements for The Review of Financial Studies

Included below are the commands that you need to satisfy to meet the style requirements for publishing in RFS. These are quite straightforward, and there are only a few things that need to be changed --- these changes are numbered below.

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%:RFS STYLE COMMANDS START HERE --- START CUTTING FROM HERE

% (1) The line below says asks LaTeX to use the article'' class for typesetting,

%      with the options being: 11pt font, letterpaper, and double-spacing

\documentclass[11pt, letterpaper,doublespacing]{article}

% (2) This package enables the doublespacing'' option in the first line

\usepackage{setspace}

% The makatletter'' command is a special LaTeX switch

%  that changes the meaning of the @'' character, so that

%  this character can be used in the commands that follow.

% The makeatletter'' switch will be turned off using

%  the makeatother'' command below.

\makeatletter

% (3) Changing format of Section number

% The command below adds a period after the section number.

\def\@seccntformat#1{\@ifundefined{#1@cntformat}%

{\csname #1@cntformat\endcsname}% individual control

}

% (4) Changing format of subsubsection so that it is inline text

% This changes the formatting of the subsubsection to suit RFS style

% NOTE that the header text for the subsubsection needs to end with a period

% You need to insert this period yourself.

\renewcommand\subsubsection{\@startsection{subsubsection}{3}{\z@}%

{-14pt \@plus -6pt \@minus -4pt}%

{-6pt \@plus2pt \@minus 2pt}%

{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries}}

% The next command turns of the switch that changed the meaning of the “@” character.

\makeatother

%: (5) Changing formatting of theorem-like structures

% The next command loads the ntheorem'' package

% to adjust formatting of theorem-like structures

\usepackage{ntheorem}

% This sets the text in theorems to be normal instead of italicized/emphasized

\theorembodyfont{\upshape}

% This puts a period after the theorem number

\theoremseparator{.}

% The above commands then apply to the

\newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem}

\newtheorem{lem}[theorem]{Lemma}

\newtheorem{proposition}{Proposition}

\newtheorem{fact}[theorem]{Fact}

\newtheorem{example}[theorem]{Example}

\newtheorem{rem}{Remark}

\newtheorem{corollary}{Corollary}

\newtheorem{definition}[theorem]{Definition}

\newtheorem{assumption}[theorem]{Assumption}

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LaTeX commands to meet style requirements of RFS