Where can I take a template for a journal?

The majority of journals from reputable publishers* like Springer, Nature, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, IOS, IOP, SIAM, APS, ACS, AMS, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, PLOS, Sciendo, De Gruyter, etc., typically utilize a flexible template. Therefore, you can:

  • For Word template: you should keep the layout as simple as possible. Just use a single-column layout.
  • For Latex template: you also can use a free-style template for an article from the Latex class. However, we recommend you find a template provided by publishers in Overleaf. Just type the name of a publisher and take the template from the result.

For the content of the manuscript, usually need the following structure:

  • Title of the paper
  • List of authors along with their affiliation info
  • The abstract
  • List of keywords: usually from 4-6 keywords
  • Content
    • Introduction
    • Related works
    • Data and Methods
    • Experiments and Results
    • Discussions and Analysis
    • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Declarations (Funding, Ethic statements, data availability, etc.)
  • References

For more details, we recommend you read the guidelines for authors (the submission guidelines) on each journal homepage for better preparation of your manuscript.

* Also note that, for IEEE publications, they generally mandate the use of a specific template available on the journal’s homepage.

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