LaTeX document class for Quantum
This is version 5.0 of
quantumarticle, the document class for typesetting articles in Quantum - the open journal for quantum science.
Click here to download the latest stable version.
More information on using quantumarticle and on typesetting manuscripts for Quantum can be found in the accompanying template.
Documentation of all class options is also provided.
Installation and usage
To use the
quantumarticle document class with LaTeX simply start your document with the line:
Before you can do this however, you must make
quantumarticle.cls accessible to your LaTeX compiler. You have several options for doing this:
quantumarticleclass is provided with install scripts for bash and PowerShell. These scripts should work for Windows 7 or later with MiKTeX, or for TeX Live with Linux or macOS / OS X. To install the class into your user-local LaTeX directory you would first clone this git repository
git clone https://github.com/quantum-journal/quantum-journal.git quantum-journaland them from within bash execute:
$ cd quantum-journal/ $ ./install.sh
Similarly, under PowerShell:
PS > cd quantum-journal/ PS > ./install.ps1
Alternatively you can use
quantumarticle.clswithout installing it by simply downloading it directly via this link and putting it in the same folder as your main LaTeX source file. This can be the most convenient option if you are working on a manuscript together with collaborators that do not want to install
quantumarticle.clsand are exchanging the source files of your manuscript via email or cloud storage services. When you upload your manuscript to the arXiv you will anyway have to include
quantumarticle.clsalong with other source files.
To manually install
quantumarticle, you can either clone this git repository or download
quantumarticle.clsdirectly via this link and then copy the
texmf/tex/latex/quantumarticlewithin your home directory (under Linux, macOS, and OS X
~/, or under Windows typically
C:\Users\[your username]) and run
texhash(TeX Live) or
quantumarticle.cls should work with any reasonably recent LaTeX distribution. It further requires the following packages:
ltxcmds (often distributed along with revtex, in texlive for example as part of
texlive-publishers), as well as at least either
type1ec. We recommend to have
natbib and at least one of
dsfont installed. All of these should be included in the full install variant of your LaTeX distribution (for example
quantumarticle class tries to be maximally compatible with existing document classes, such as,
elsarticle. It supports all standard options, like
titlepage, as well as the standard syntax for defining the title page with the
\affiliation commands and the
In addition, this document class come bundled with two new extras (currently in beta phase):
The quantum-plots.ipynb Jupyter notebook and matplotlib style for effortlessly producing professional looking plots in python.
The quantum-lyx-template.lyx LxY layout, which allow you to generate the LaTeX source of your quantumarticle manuscript with the LyX document processor.
New in v5.0:
- force users to specify a paper size to prevent unexpected behavior
- option processing is now done exclusively by means of xkeyval
- improved compatibility with frequently used LaTeX document classes
- improved/added options for using this document class for manuscripts not intended for submission to Quantum
- documents not intended for submission to Quantum can now be compiled with compilers different from PdfLaTeX (e.g. LuaLaTeX)
- use https in links when possible
- prevent usage of the
\dateto avoid changing dates in documents when they are re-compiled on the arXiv
- enforce that users put
\pdfoutput=1(as recommended by the arXiv) to prevent problems with multi-line hyper links
- improved error messages
- fixed a bug that lead to the title not being centered with the
- better layout of titles
- fixed various bugs in option processing
- the document class is now documented in
- introduced the plotting notebook
quantum-plots.ipynbas a beta feature
- introduced the LyX template
quantum-lyx-template.lyxas a beta feature
Developed by: Christian Gogolin, Christopher Granade, Johannes J. Meyer, and Victor V. Albert
With contributions from: Shahnawaz Ahmed, Andrey Rakhubovsky, liantze, and Abhinav Deshpande
In case you encounter problems using the article class please consider opening a bug report in our bug-tracker on GitHub. You can also contact us via email under firstname.lastname@example.org, but it may take significantly longer to get a response. In any case we need the full source of a document that produces the problem and the log file showing the error to help you.
Improvements submitted as pull requests against the
develop branch are very much appreciated!
Copyright 2017, 2018, 2019 Verein zur Förderung des Open Access Publizierens in den Quantenwissenschaften (http://quantum-journal.org/about/)
quantumarticle.cls is derived from
article.cls available from
It may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later.