I use the \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} which produces neat double-column papers but would like to make a book/monograph that way (a book collection of papers in which individual papers are chapters). Is there a template for that? Thanks.

  • The option twocolumn will produce double-column documents in virtually all of the major document classes.
    – jon
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:17
  • It doesn't work the same way in other classes. I prefer to retain the IEEE template format.
    – Nero
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:27
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    And what is "it"? I assume you can mimic the IEEE format in all the important respects ... and probably with greater ease than forcing a style-option pair meant for a conference paper to turn into a book. (However, I've not used the class myself, so I'm only thinking in terms of the headers/footers and styles for sectional divisions; maybe there are other features you want.)
    – jon
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:36
  • @jon, thanks for the help but I am looking for someone familiar with the IEEE template.
    – Nero
    Commented May 18, 2014 at 20:08
  • The reason is that I can have a book yet publish chapters as separate papers on ArXiv.
    – Nero
    Commented May 19, 2014 at 1:09

1 Answer 1


If I understood the question correctly, then you can use combine package. This is the sample code to create collection of papers...[deleted].


redefine section command to behave like a chapter.

Main document

\documentclass[colclass=IEEEtran,12pt, a4paper]{combine}


    { %
        \twocolumn[ %
            \begin{@twocolumnfalse} %               
                \huge \textbf{Chapter \thesection. \\ [0.5\baselineskip]#1\\ [\baselineskip]}
            \end{@twocolumnfalse} %

    \title{Collection of IEEEtran articles}
    \author{Asis Pattisahusiwa}




IEEEtran documents


    \section{IEEEtran section 1}

    \section{IEEEtran section 2}

    \section{IEEEtran section 3}

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  • How about a Book in that format with the sections as chapters? Thanks.
    – Nero
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 13:04
  • I still not clear about your problem. I've modified the answer Commented May 21, 2014 at 1:09
  • Thanks! But not quite it: you need the title of the paper to become chapter not sections.
    – Nero
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 11:34
  • you have mentioned in the previous comment that the section as a chapter. Do you need the chapter in format Chapter xx. Article title or just Article Title like in my previous answer. Commented May 21, 2014 at 13:51
  • This is not working at all. I have a structure, \documentclass{book}, with its pagination, tables etc., but would like to integrate all the robustness of IEEE tran. Thanks.
    – Nero
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 8:32

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