Preparing contributions to CERN reports (school, workshop, and conference proceedings)

AbstractThis document explains instructions for authoring CERN Reports which are processed by the CERN E-Publishing Service.


Authors must observe the following instructions to ensure consistency and uniformity in the style and layout of CERN Reports. Wherever possible, each contribution will go directly to be printed, without any editing, and should therefore be in its final form.

Although the typesetting rules that are described are of a general nature, the present document emphasizes their use with LaTeX.Templates and more detailed information for Word users are available on the E-Publishing Service Web site (Word Section at the page

Note that it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder if material taken from other sources is included in the source submitted as a CERN Report.

Generalities on typing

When submitting your electronic source in LaTeX, you must use the cernrep class file, which is available from the E-Publishing Service Web site ( Moreover, specific instructions for preparing your LaTeX contribution are given in the appendices.

Format for the text

Take care that your material stays inside the text frame which is 16 cm \(\times\) 24 cm (i.e., a A4 sized paper has 3.0 cm margins at the top and at the bottom, and 2.5 cm left and right). This is expecially true for figures and tabular content.