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How do I create a template?

You can create a template for a journal, conference or anything else and publish it easily on Authorea to make it available to everyone, so that anyone can start new documents using your template.

How to create a template

Create a new article or import one. Importing a file is the best option if, for example, you already have a Word document with your template in it.

Modify and add content to the template. If you want to get inspired, take a look at some of the templates on Authorea

Click Export -> Export Options and select a Citation Style you want to use for your template. You can also modify the page layout (margins, font, etc). Both the content and the export settings will apply to your template.

Make the document public

Click Document in the toolbar and click on Make a template.

You will have to pick a name, category, homepage, and a short blurb (optional) for your template. It will then become available immediately as a template at

If you want to modify your template or need any help of any sort, drop us a line at and we'll help you publish your template.

Updated on: 03/26/2019