acsarticletitle=true TESTING AREA



  • Using the mhchem package in HTML does not print chemical formula.

  • The commands used to modify the bibliography in the header are printed in the HTML text.



HTML display problems for mhchem and mchemso packages

Chemical formula do not compile nicely on the HTML page, but they do compile nicely when generating a PDF. The below are examples:


Cs2ZrSi3O9⋅2.5(H2O) and \ceNa^1+

The alternative to the mhchem package is to use mathtype. example below:

\(\mathrm{Cs_{2}ZrSi_{3}O_{9}\cdot 2.5(H_{2}O)}\) and \(\mathrm{Na^{1+}}\)

You can see that the mhchem package makes it much easier to write, but mathtype looks nice with HTML. I know I can make a newcommand in the header to do this, and sometimes I do when I have the same chemical formula that needs to be typed over and over again.


acsarticletitle=true References: Again, they work when the PDF is compiled, but the HTML does display nicely. The ‘setkeys’ from the header is shown in front of every paragraph. You have to use \setkeys{acs}{articletitle = true} to get the article titles in the references of the PDF. (Northrup 2007) My work-around is to add the ‘setkeys’ header command right before I’m submitting the article, and then comment it out when I done.


acsarticletitle=true {tocentry}

This is how to make a TOC entry figure for an American Chemical Society journal in Authorea. You have to do it manually (i.e. can’t drag/drop image in authorea and changing section label to tocentry doesn’t work), and the figure won’t show until you make a PDF. This isn’t a problem for me. The TOC entry is for ACS stuff and doesn’t really belong in an online HTML document.


  1. Paul Northrup, Antonio Lanzirotti, Aaron Celestian. Technical Report: Growth of Environmental Science at the NSLS. Synchrotron Radiation News 20, 6–13 (2007). Link