# Common mistakes

The following are common mistakes. Please make sure to avoid them:

- Forgetting the \received date. This is the date on which you sent your original submission. You should have something like \received{24 December 2009} in your preamble.
- Grammatically, equations are part of text and should usually end with a comma or period.
- If you find
*Lemma Lemma 2.3*or*((4.5))*in your article then this is most probably due to somthing like Lemma \ref{x} or (\ref{x}) in your LaTeX-file. Replace this by \ref{x} (omitting Lemma). The cc command \ref{x} already produces*Lemma 2.3*, or*(4.5)*in case of an equation. - Use \citet{gatger03} for textual use of a citation as in "The book \citet{gatger03} supplies...".

Use \citep{gatger03} for parenthetical use of a citation as in "This standard algorithm runs in time ... \citep{gatger03}." - Use the optional argument of theorem like environments:

\begin{theorem}[\cite{gatger03}]

...

\end{theorem}

Should you need theorem like environments which are not defined by the class (there are many, checkout the documentation!), you may define

\newenvironment{metatheorem}{\begin{namedtheorem}{Meta Theorem}}{\end{namedtheorem}}

in the preamble. - Format proofs like

\begin{proof}[\ref{thm::runtime}]

...

\end{proof}

Note the use of the optional argument resulting in "Proof (Theorem 17.1)." or similar.

If a proof ends in a formula, use \qed (see documentation) or add a short phrase after it. - Be sure to include a bibliography file as

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}

Here should be your bib file!

\end{filecontents*}

before the \documentclass statement. Use \bibliography{\jobname} to produce the list of references near the end of your article.

Should you not be able to provide a bib-file, which is usually required, try one of the documentclass options manualbibliography, cccite, or nonatbib. - Also other supplied (non-binary) files must be included using such a filecontents environment.
- Appendices are sections after \appendix.
- You should use \begin{acknowledge} ... \end{acknowledge} to place acknowledgements (at the end). If they are missing put \noacknowledge at the same position.
- There are no footnotes allowed in title or author.