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The aaltoseries LaTeX class provides the definitions to be used in publications published in the Aalto University publication series. The layout recommendations for the Aalto University publication series are implemented by the class. In addition, the class provides a selection of commands and environments for an easy-to-use access of the features of different publication types.

Aalto University has five publication series for university’s own publications. Each of these series are dedicated for a certain topic. Three publication series are named after the large research and teaching topics of Aalto University and they are "Business + Economy", "Art + Design + Architecture", and "Science + Technology". In addition, there is a series "Crossover" for multidisciplinary publications and a series "Doctoral Dissertations", as its name suggests, for doctoral theses.

The aaltoseries class uses the aaltologo package. Therefore, it needs to be installed too, consult the documentation of the aaltologo package for instructions.

The aaltoseries class been verified and approved by the designers of the Aalto University publication series guidelines, making it the official LaTeX implementation of the Aalto University publication series.

The aaltoseries class has been published under the Creative Commons Attribution No-Derivative license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/1.0/). This means that you can use the class freely in your own documents but it also means that you cannot base your own Aalto University publication series class/package upon this class. However, you can use this class as an example in designing your own classes/packages that implement the publication series recommendations of another university or company.


The class distributed here contains the following files and directories:

  • aaltoseries.cls - The class file that provides the LaTeX definitions used in the Aalto University publication series UPDATED TO VERSION 1.2!
  • aaltoseries.pdf - The documentation of the class (that it, of the class file)
  • LISENCES.txt - The publication licenses of the class and the documentation
  • README.txt - A very short description of package contents
  • examples/ - A directory that contains the example codes for the features presented in the class documentation

Instructions to LyX users


If you encounter problems when using the package, consult first the troubleshooting pages of the aaltologo package and the aaltoseries class, and the known issues page of the aaltoseries class before contacting the class maintainer. The maintainer does not want to receive hundreds of emails that complain about the same feature.