LaTeX Style File for IEEE Control Systems Magazine

This style file simplifies formatting submissions to IEEE Control Systems Magazine for authors who are used to IEEE publications and conferences that use the IEEEtran.cls or cssconf.cls class files.

Please note: These files are not an official release from the IEEE or from Control Systems Magazine. This procedure has worked for me; your mileage may vary. (In other words, please don't complain to me if the Editor-in-Chief rejects your formatting.)


  1. First, grab a copy of the IEEE Transactions Class file, IEEEtran.cls. I found a copy on CTAN. Here's my local cache of version 1.6b.

  2. Use the following package file to fix up a few formatting issues, csm.sty.

  3. Use the following declarations at the beginning of your document:
  4. After the \begin{document} and \maketitle commands, use the \CSMsetup command to correct the page style.


Here's a sample tex file with its pdf output. (Here's the .tex file as a .txt file.)


Grab this zip file, which you may use as a simple template. It contains the four files used above: IEEEtran.cls, csm.sty, sample.tex, and (the figure file). Just edit the sample.tex file to your heart's content, and then run "latex sample".


These files are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
I am happy to receive your suggestions.

Kent Lundberg. Last updated September 26, 2005.