A LaTeX style for producing author self-archiving copies of (academic) papers.
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A LaTeX style for producing author self-archiving copies of (academic) papers.


Copy authorarchive.sty and the directory icons in a directory that is searched by LaTeX (e.g,. either your texmf tree or the local directory with your main LaTeX file.


A simple use for LNCS-formatted papers is as follows:

   publication={Anonymous et al.\ (eds). Proceedings of the International
       Conference on LaTeX-Hacks, LNCS~42. Some Publisher, 2016}

The following layout-styles are pre-defined:

  • ACM for the two-column layout used by many ACM conferences
  • ENTCS for the Elsevier ENTCS layout
  • IEEE for the two-column layout used by many IEEE conferences
  • LNCS for the LNCS layout (as used by Springer)
  • LNI for the Lecture Notes in Informatics, published by the GI

By re-defining the font command (authorcrfont{}) and the command that is used for positioning the copyright text (\authorat{}), the package can be adapted easily to other layouts. For example,


works nicely for Acta Informatica.

Boolean Switches

| Switch | Meaning | | -- | -- | | nocopyright | If present, no publisher’s copyright notice is printed. Usual case for LNCS. | | nourl | If present, no link to the publication is inserted. | | nobib | If present, no embedding of bibliographic entries is made. | | orcidicon | For layouts displaying the author’s ORCID identifiers as text, replace the ORCID identifier by the ORICD iD icon and a hyperlink (currently only supported for LNCS). |

Key/Value Options

| Option | Default | Meaning | | -- | -- | -- | | bibtexdir| . | The directory where the bibliography entries are listed. | | baseurl | https://git.logicalhacking.com/adbrucker/authorarchive/src/master | The URL used as prefix for building the links. | | suffix | .pdf | The suffix to use at links. | | publisher | UNKOWN PUBLISHER | The name of the publisher. Default values are set by the series (LNCS, …). | | year | UNKOWN YEAR | The year of the publication. | | key | empty | The basename of the filename. Used also to generate links. | | doi | empty | The DOI of the publication. Used to generate the DOI link. | | doiText | The value of doi | In case a DOI contains underscores, the displayed text differs from the DOI. | | publisherurl | empty | In case no DOI is provided, one can provide a link to the publisher. | | startpage | 1 | The pagenumber of the first page of the paper. | | publication | UNKNOWN PUBLICATION | Information on the publication. |

The package also defines a command \authorsetup{} which allows to define key value options dynamically. Moreover, if a file authorarchive.config exists in the LaTeX search path, it will be loaded automatically. This allows for configuring defaults (e.g., the baseurl) easily.

Embedding Bibliography Entries

Mostly, it is hard for scientists to find the correct bibtex entry for a paper. One solution to this issue is to embed the respective .bib (BibTeX, for LaTeX users), .enw (Endnote), .ris, or .word.xml (Word 2007 or later) file in the PDF directly. In case any of these file exist in bibtexdir, it gets embedded in the PDF.

You can use the bibutils for converting between these different formats for bibliographic references easily.

Notes on Self-Archiving

Before using this package, please check with your signed copyright form, which rights you have. Especially whether you may self-archive the preprint or the postprint. For more information on that, read on at https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/information-culture/understanding-your-rights-pre-prints-post-prints-and-publisher-versions/.

None of the authors might be hold liable for copyright violations by using this package.


Sprinter states in his Springer’s Consent to Publish v3:

Author may only post his/her own version, provided acknowledgment is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer’s website. The link must be provided by inserting the DOI number of the article in the following sentence: “The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”. The DOI (Digital Object Identifier) can be found at the bottom of the first page of the published paper.

This package uses https://doi.org as http://dx.doi.org is deprecated.

Thus, the proposed configuration for Springer is as follows:

   publication={Anonymous et al.\ (eds). Proceedings of the International
       Conference on LaTeX-Hacks, LNCS~42. Springer, 2016.}

Other publishers

In general, one does not need to specify a certain publisher (or LaTeX document class). The default setting just prints the note centered at the bottom of the first page.

   publication={Anonymous et al.\ (eds). Proceedings of the International
       Conference on LaTeX-Hacks, CEUR-WS Vol~42, 2017.}

Still, for some used document classes (e.g., acmart) there are specific package options available hat produce an alternative layout.

Alternative Packages

The package coverpage prepends a separate PDF page before the first page of the paper. That page contains the bibliographic information as BibTeX entry. One is forced to have a .bib file ready and multiple institutions are not well supported. With authorarchive, the information is printed at the bottom of the first page of the paper and required links to the publisher are generated.

The package llncsconf is a light-weight alternative to this package. It supports LNCS only. In comparison to authorarchive, it provides support for the additional publication states “intended-to-submit” and “submitted”, but no QR code and links to the author’s archive URL.


Main author: Achim D. Brucker



If not otherwise stated, all sub-projects are dual-licensed under a 2-clause BSD-style license and/or the LPPL version 1.3c or (at your opinion) any later version.

SPDX-License-Identifier: LPPL-1.3c+ OR BSD-2-Clause

Master Repository

The master git repository for this project is hosted by the Software Assurance & Security Research Team at https://git.logicalhacking.com/adbrucker/authorarchive.