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Style Files

Please read the author guidelines before writing your paper.


You must use the following files for your submission:

All submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions are limited to eight content pages, including all figures and tables, in the NIPS “submission” style; additional pages containing only references are allowed. You must use the NIPS 2018 LaTeX style file; this year’s style file incorporates several new changes (including a new “preprint” option for non-anonymous preprints). The maximum file size for submissions is 50MB. Submissions that violate the NIPS style (e.g., by decreasing margins or font sizes) or page limits may be rejected without further review. Please make sure that your paper prints well. Please consult section 6 in nips_2018.tex for information regarding fonts. Note that display math in bare TeX commands will not create correct line numbers for submission. Please use LaTeX (or AMSTeX) commands for unnumbered display math. (You really shouldn't be using $$ anyway; see here and here for more information.) You are encouraged to validate the formatting of your submission using the NIPS paper checker; please check that your submission validates well in advance of the deadline to avoid server congestion.

Authors may submit up to 100MB of supplementary material, such as proofs, derivations, data, or source code; all supplementary material must be in PDF or ZIP format.

The reviewing process will be double blind at the level of reviewers and area chairs (i.e., reviewers and area chairs cannot see author identities) but not at the level of senior area chairs and program chairs. As an author, you are responsible for anonymizing your submission. In particular, you should not include author names, author affiliations, or acknowledgements in your submission and you should avoid providing any other identifying information (even in the supplementary material). If you need to cite one of your own papers, you should do so with adequate anonymization to preserve double-blind reviewing (e.g., write “In the previous work of Author et al. [1]…” rather than “In our previous work [1]...”). If you need to cite one of your own papers that is in submission to NIPS or elsewhere please do so with adequate anonymization and make sure the cited submission is available for reviewers to read (e.g., if the cited submission is available as a non-anonymous preprint, then write “Author et al. [1] concurrently show…”; if the cited submission is not available as a non-anonymous preprint, then include a copy of the cited submission in the supplementary material and write “Anonymous et al. [1] concurrently show...”).

Non-anonymous preprints

Non-anonymous preprints (on arXiv, social media, websites, etc.) are permitted, though preprints in the NIPS style must use the new “preprint” option, rather than the “final” option:


Camera-ready papers

Camera-ready papers must use the “final” option:

\usepackage[final]{nips_2018} % produce camera-ready copy

Note that the \nipsfinalcopy command is now obsolete.

Author responses

You must use the following files for your author response:

All author responses must be in PDF format. Author responses are limited to one page, including all figures, tables, and references. Author responses must not contain external links.