# Write math papers using \doublespacing?

Or keep math papers single-spaced?

Single-spacing seems to keep important information together a little bit better, e.g., theorems and its proofs. While double-spacing is visually a little more comfortable to read, information such as theorems and its proofs are separated frequently, although during somewhat-lengthy discussion sections of a paper, double-spacing would be very nice for a reader.

What do you think? Is there a standard convention among math writers?

• If you are submitting to a journal you have no choice. It's up to the journal's style editors. – alex.jordan Sep 28 '16 at 4:39
• You say "double-spacing is visually a little more comfortable to read". I think that is a personal opinion. – alex.jordan Sep 28 '16 at 4:40
• Single spacing is definitely the standard. Have you ever seen a published book or paper with double spacing? (Except perhaps for some PhD theses where the university style enforces double spacing.) – Hans Lundmark Sep 28 '16 at 6:20

## 1 Answer

What I usually do is use \vspace whenever I need vertical space. If I find myself using it all the time, I might use doublespacing. Normally, I find that \vspace is sufficient.