Formatting and templates
Although many of our journals have the basic elements of style in common, each journal can have its own specific formatting. This defines how an article will look when it is published online or in print. So, how can you streamline the process of submitting your paper?
Save time with a template
You will need to format your article ready for submission. To make this easier, Word templates are available for many of our journals, ready for you to download and apply to your document. You can find links to these on your chosen journal’s homepage on Taylor & Francis Online under ‘Instructions for authors’. Each version of the template has its own instructions file, which explains how to save and use it.
Format templates to download
- Check to see which version of Word is installed on your computer
- Read the instructions for the relevant version of the template in the list below
- Download and save the template file to your computer
- Apply these styles to your paper as appropriate.
Some of our journals accept manuscripts that use a LaTeX template. Please check the ‘Instructions for authors’ page for the journal you would like to submit to, which will indicate if LaTeX is an accepted format. Some journals will provide a link to their specific template in the ‘Instructions for Authors’ section. If no template is provided, please contact us for advice.
An increasing number of Taylor & Francis journals allow format-free submission, which means that, as long as your article is consistent and includes everything necessary for review, you can submit work without needing to worry about formatting your manuscript to meet that journal’s requirements. The ‘Instructions for authors’ for your chosen journal will tell you whether it operates format-free submission.