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Summary of Format Guidelines

If you are using Microsoft Word to prepare your manuscript, you do not need to use any special tool for preparation. Please just ensure that the document is clearly structured visually, (e.g., using heading styles, lists, footnotes, etc.). We also provide a Manuscript preparation tool for Word.

For LaTeX users, Springer Nature provides a manuscript preparation tool that helps structure the manuscript (e.g., define the heading hierarchy). Predefined style formats are available for all the necessary structures that are supposed to be part of the manuscript, and these formats can be quickly accessed via hotkeys or special toolbars.
Note: This tool is not intended for the preparation of the final page layout. The final layout will be created by Springer Nature according to our layout specifications.

LaTeX2e macro packages for monographs and for contributed books. Use of this tool is not mandatory. Alternatively, you may either use a blank Word document or the standard LaTeX book class (for monographs) or article class (for individual contributions) and apply the default settings and styles (e.g., for heading styles, lists, footnotes, etc.).