Write academic papers of Copernicus journals. Support both the two-columned pdf version and the discussion version.

by Peng Zhao (demo: pdf, zip)

Copernicus Publications is a publisher of scientific literature which publishes around 40 peer-reviewed open access scientific journals and other publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Many years ago, one of my manuscripts was submitted to the academic Biogeosciences (BG). I wrote it with LaTeX. BG is one of the top journals in my research area. I believe I will submit to BG again in the future and I would not use LaTeX again. Therefore I created the bookdown template for Copernicus.

Copernicus journal papers are open-access. A submitted manuscript, if accepted, is firstly published online as a discussion version, the layout of which is easy for computer monitors. After successful discussions, the manuscript is published in a two-column printed version:

Copernicus provides a LaTeX template which is free for using. I modified it as ‘tex/template_article.tex’, i.e. something was moved from the original LaTeX template to the yaml of ‘index.Rmd’. Users could simply compare them and then get an idea how to convert a LaTeX template into a bookdown template.

Install R, bookdown, LaTeX, and bookdownplus. Then run the following code in R language to create a book from this template:


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