2007-06-03 19:04:37

Nature and Science bans OOXML

Science, the journal of the America Association for the Advancement of Science, has just decided to refuse submissions made in the Microsoft OOXML format provided by Microsoft Office 2007. The reason is named with a downgrade to Office 2003 that had to be done by the editorial staff.

According to an announcement made by the editorial staff, the downgrade had to be done because a severe incompatibility of Office 2007 with prior versions prevented them from reading older articles and submissions made with people using older versions of MS Office.

Also accepted are submissions in the open TeX format as well as OpenDocument and PDF submissions.

The whole article can be found at http://prorev.com/2007/05/science-pubs-reject-articles-written-in.htm.


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