The final version of the manuscript should be prepared with Springer's style files, which can be fetched at https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/manuscript-preparation/5636 ( Templates LaTeX Contributed books).
Springer has compiled a list of key style points on manuscript structure, figure resolution, reference style etc., which - if considered during manuscript preparation - will help facilitate and speed up the publication process for your book. For easy reference please visit the Key Style Points on springer.com. Here they will find also some helpful guide as regards the manuscript structure, figure resolution, etc. For more detailed information, please visit the Book Manuscript Guidelines on springer.com (see http://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/book-manuscript-guidelines).
Please keep in mind that our production department will certainly also have to carry out some small layout changes, even if the authors made use of the above mentioned TEX style files. Some of these will be related to the fact that the manuscript will be converted to fulltextXML (see below). Thus proofreading will in any case be necessary during the production process.
I would thus like to suggest that you not aim at producing a camera-ready pdf file. Any remaining LATEX issues can certainly be handled by our production department during the production process. I hope this is good news to you.
As you may already know, Springer publishes your book in several formats (eBook, printed copy, ePub for iPad, Kindle edition etc.). The array of formats ensures your work can be used according to your reader's preference and working environment. Your peers can enjoy instant access to your work from multiple locations, including library, office, home or when travelling.
To get an idea of a Springer book's online presentation in Fulltext HTML you may freely access the following (Open Access) eBook on SpringerLink http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-23425-0
Producing your book in several formats is reflected in the preparation of the manuscript and means that all (Word, LaTeX, etc.) manuscript files we receive will be converted to XML and re-formatted according to the Springer branded style. Accordingly, it is no longer necessary for you to spend valuable time putting the final touches to the manuscript.
Your contribution should start with a short Abstract of one or two paragraphs which will appear online at SpringerLink.com with unrestricted access and enable unregistered users to read the abstract as a teaser for the complete chapter. Optimized keywords and abstracts help ensure that your work is found through any relevant online search. To facilitate online searching, using e.g. Google, please provide an abstract (and keywords) for each of the contributions. For further reference visit the documentation on "Optimizing for Google - tips for book authors” on springer.com (see http://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/manuscript-preparation/5636 ).
Please number subheadings subsequently, starting with "1”, also if the first subheading is "1 Introduction”. Regarding the numbering of figures, tables, equations, theorems etc. please use the same style as shown in the authsamp.pdf.
References: Springer asks you to follow the attached document entitled "Mathematical and Physical Sciences.pdf" (see attachment). Please note that the references should be numbered. Thanks in advance.
Citations should also be handled uniformly throughout the whole volume. We thus propose to cite any references within the text also by numbers (rather than e.g. by author/year).