Our community is growing and many people are around who are expert in various parts of TeX and friends.

While the site is a very good place where looking for ideas and help when we have a problem to solve, a traditional paper about a topic might be much more helpful.

There are a few journals devoted to TeX, typography and related topics and contributing to them would surely improve the knowledge basis, especially considering that the journals' issues become free reading after a short time. Hence contributions to TeX related journals are Welcome! from fellow TeX Users to share their knowledge and experiences. Below is a few list of notable Journals and their website information for prospective authors:


http://tug.org/TUGboat (main page)

http://tug.org/TUGboat/location.html (information about submissions and deadlines)

Ars TeXnica

http://www.guitex.org/home/en/arstexnica (main page)

http://www.guitex.org/home/en/collabora-autori (information about submissions)

Die TeXnische Komödie

http://www.dante.de/DTK.html (main page, German)

http://www.dante.de/DTK_en.html (main page, English)

Feel free to add other journals and suggestions

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    What's the question? :)
    – cfr
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:15
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    @cfr If there's any objection.
    – egreg
    Commented Aug 26, 2015 at 10:26
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    To egreg writing articles for journals?
    – cfr
    Commented Aug 27, 2015 at 2:09
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    @cfr There's no question. This is a kind request to everybody to provide articles on interesting topics. If you have an idea but you're not sure whether the topic is interesting, you can always ping egreg or barbarabeeton in the chat, they are highly involved with two of the journals.
    – yo'
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 10:07
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    @cfr also Herbert if you plan to write for DTK :)
    – cgnieder
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 21:03
  • @yo' I have no ideas :(.
    – cfr
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 22:56

2 Answers 2


Actually, I've always thought it would be good to crowd-source the writing of the code for a particular journal article.

I got a lot of near real-time help on my 2003 article on fonts (http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb24-2/tb77adams.pdf) from Giuseppe Bilotta --- I believe that we could get a lot more articles w/ similar collaboration.

So, naïve typographically-oriented person breaks an article down into question-sized chunks, posts the questions here, they get commented on, answered and edited, then the OP concatenates the whole, writes up some framing text and submits it as an article?

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    interesting concept. and isn't it time for you to think about writing another one? Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 12:18
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    +1 from me. @barbarabeeton +1 from you as well:-)?
    – user10274
    Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 13:02
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    @MarcvanDongen -- i think i'd like to see a result first. "crowdsourcing" can be very effective, but it can also have abysmally uneven results. the editor waives judgment at this instant. Commented Aug 29, 2015 at 14:38

I think the idea is laudable and I have a general suggestion to promote it: A good answer on this site not only answers the question, but links to further reading on the general topic in one of the scholarly journals on TeX or typography. Contributors may work their way up to writing an article if they start by recognizing related, published work when providing answers.

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