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?
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.
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, as F1000Research do here. 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 you use a consistent citation format and include 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.