Name:Read before Submitting
Category:Astro-ph
Author:Dimitri
Tip:

Maybe it's just me, but I have had trouble navigating the Astro-ph page, and have been angered that much information I needed to submit a paper correctly isn't presented to me until after my submission has been rejected. Even if you've successfully submitted to Astro-ph before, if the next time you are presenting something from a different journal, or have different files, formats, or equation structure, irritating problems could arise.

Before
submitting, especially if you are keen on doing so at 4:00:01 PM, I recommend reading through:
http://arxiv.org/help/faq/mistakes

and because I think most of you use LaTeX in your papers:
http://arxiv.org/help/submit_tex

and more generally, especially if you are a first-time user:
http://arxiv.org/help/

The actual submission form is at:                                                                                                               http://arxiv.org/submit

If you do want to submit at 4:00:01 PM, one website on which you can check the time is: http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl

If it's not clear (it initially wasn't to me), the moment of submission occurs when you hit the "submit" button after you have uploaded a file on the submit form. Before you upload the file, you can play around however you'd like.