You didn't state your field and the kind of research publication, e.g. conference proceeding or journal paper.
For conference papers there is the IEEE templates which should be used for all IEEE conferences. However, if you are in a non-technical field, that might not help you.
For journal papers you have to check the guidelines of the journal in question. Maybe they have a template as well. While conferences often will take your finished PDF directly, journals will typeset the paper themselves in their own publishing software. They might need your input in a specific format, depending on their workflow. They usually need the images separately as well. For the review draft you normally can/need to send it in a complete different format, e.g. double spaced lines etc. You need to check the guidelines for the specific format for that as well.