LaTeX document class for Quantum
quantumarticle is the document class for typsetting articles in Quantum.
Click here to download the latest stable version.
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
Finally, you can use
quantumarticle.clswithout even downloading it at all on the collaborative writing platform overleaf by starting your project from the
quantumarticletemplate as well as with the ShareLaTeX online LaTeX editor by using the
quantumarticle.cls should work with any reasonably recent LaTeX distribution. It further requires the following packages:
hyperref, ltxgrid and 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 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 email@example.com, 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
development branch are very much appreciated!
Copyright 2017 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.