I've been working on a math paper on and off for years and I think I'm about ready to submit it to some Journal. I recently read that LaTex is preferred but I've already done $15$ pages with many equations and exhibits in MS Word. I think it looks pretty good but I don't know. Here is a screen shot of my Abstract. How do I get peer review? Where would you suggest I submit? and do I have to re-do everything in LaTex?

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I can do LaTex if I must but how would I be able to use it on a MacBook Pro with OSX Mojave? On that platform is it a separate editor like TextEdit, Word, or BBEdit?


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    $\begingroup$ Typesetting it in $\LaTeX$ is probably a good idea. $\endgroup$ – Theoretical Economist Sep 2 at 11:13
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    $\begingroup$ Whether or not LaTeX is preferred (or even required) or MS-Word is accepted may depend on the journal $\endgroup$ – Hagen von Eitzen Sep 2 at 11:20
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    $\begingroup$ 'I think it looks pretty good' means nothing. Each journal will have a specific format that the paper is required to be presented in. $\endgroup$ – mattos Sep 2 at 11:20
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    $\begingroup$ If you have no experience with LaTeX, aren't interested in breaking your teeth on it now, and can afford it, you may want to think about hiring someone to typeset it for you. $\endgroup$ – BallBoy Sep 2 at 11:52
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks to all of you who have been so helpful. In the last 24 hours, I've re-platformed $10$ of $15$ pages from Word to TeXShop. $\endgroup$ – poetasis Sep 3 at 18:50

Which journal is right for the paper depends upon the sub-discipline (apparently number theory, or possibly geometry), and the level. Go to the American Mathematical Society Journals page for guidance.

$\LaTeX$ is strongly advised. MS Word is hopeless for truly sophisticated math typesetting.


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