# [Tex/LaTex] RevTex 4.2 Two-Column Journal Formatting for AIP

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I am in the process of writing a paper for submission in AIP Physics of Fluids journal. I am using the RevTex 4.2 distribution to get their formatting, but I am unable to reproduce how the final document will be displayed. From my understanding, in order to see how my document will look like in journal formatting, I need to use the option reprint with two column formatting:

\documentclass[reprint,aip,pof,amsmath,amssymb,twocolumn]{revtex4-2}

However, this still displays as one-column. I've tried switching to the preprint option, and it works in displaying two-column mode, but it lacks the final formatting of the journal, which is what I want to see. I use MikTex and I believe I installed RevTex correctly by copying the required folders to my MikTex local directory, and everything compiles fine, except for this issue.

This is my code (I omitted some first-page entries which should not make any difference):

\documentclass[reprint,aip,pof,amsmath,amssymb,twocolumn]{revtex4-2}

\usepackage{graphicx}                                   % Include figure files
\usepackage{dcolumn}                                    % Align table columns on decimal point
\usepackage{bm}                                         % Bold math
\usepackage[group-separator={,}]{siunitx}               % SI units

\draft % marks overfull lines with a black rule on the right

\pdfoutput=1 % allows pdf output for LaTex compiler (instead of pdfLatex)

\begin{document}

\title{Title of Paper} %Title of paper

\date{\today}

\begin{abstract}
insert abstract here
\end{abstract}

\end{document}


In RevTex 4.2 twocolumn format in the document class should work. If it does not work, cueck out the type of journal you are inputting/using - second input in the code below.

For instance, Physical Review Letters which is prl, see the example below:

 \documentclass[%
aip,
prl,%
amsmath,amssymb,
%preprint,%
reprint,%
%author-year,%
%author-numerical,%
twocolumn,
]{revtex4-2}