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% LaTeX class SVJour3 for Springer journals -
%                                           version 3.1 as of 2006/03/15
% read-me file
%                                                           (c) Springer

This package contains the LaTeX2e support for Springer journals
Base-URL for updates:

The following files are part of the macro package

  readme.txt    This file
  history.txt   The version history of the package
  svjour3.cls   The document class file for Springer journals
  usrguid3.*    Main User's Guide (dvi, pdf)
  svglov3.clo   The global class option file
  template.tex  A fill-in form for a standard article with usage comments

In due course:
  example.*     Example of an article (tex, dvi)
  example.pdf   The file example.pdf contains a ready to print version
                that can be produced at the publisher only, when page
                numbers are fixed

Bibliographic references in author-year form can be made using the
"natbib" package of Patrick W. Daly. You can find it on CTAN, e.g. at
or look for a mirror next to you at


Copy svjour3.cls and svglov3.clo to a place where LaTeX can find them.


You should first read the "Main User's Guide" to get an overview.
Alternatively to reading the entire documentation, it is
also possible to proceed by merely filling out the template and then
looking up additional commands as needed.