You should have the following files, listed on the
Commands* used to make the journal paper are:
Make a .dvi file from the LaTeX file:
Do it again, to get the references correct:
Check it out before going forward:
xdvi example_2col_jour.dvi &
I like to run it in background mode, to edit it again if needed.
Convert from .dvi to postscript, and make sure it's on letter-sized
dvips -t letter example_2col_jour.dvi
Convert from .ps to .pdf:
* These commands are what you would type from a terminal prompt.
There are plenty of front-ends available that provide a nice GUI.
I like to use TeXShop on my Mac.