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File formats for publications

Research articles should be published as PDF-Files. We recommend using PDF/A. Instructions for Creating PDF files can be found here: Creating PDF Files

Avoid special characters in names of files and folders. These characters hamper compatibility because they lead to undesired effects depending on the operating system

  • Avoid the following characters:
    • \ / ? : * " > < | : # % " { } | ^ [ ] ` ~ as well as blanks
    • Non ASCII characters such as ¢ ™ ® , umlauts (ä ö ü), diacritics such as à é ô etc.
  • The following ASCII characters are permitted:
    • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789
  • We are currently not aware of problems with the folllowing characters:
    • ! $ & ' ( ) + , - . ; = @ _


Authorship and institutional affiliation

For information on ETH Zurich's requirements regarding authorship and affiliation information, please refer to the website Scientific publishing.