I'm in the engineering department of a young company, and we're playing with the idea of starting an internal technical journal. I've found LyX to be extremely powerful for writing papers, and have been making pretty good use of the RevTeX4-1 template. However, I haven't discovered an easy way to join multiple such articles into a single end document.
My question is this: Is there any software (open source preferred, but commercial would be a possibility for us) which would make the process simple, or would my best bet be to just dive into LyX template and LaTeX document class creation and roll my own? Or maybe use a pure LaTeX editor for the merge, and reserve LyX for individual article creation?
I should mention that it might be feasible to simply output each individual article to PDF then merge them in Acrobat (we have pro version), but then I wouldn't have the advantage of automatically generated TOCs, etc. Also, it would be nice to have a template for a journal in its entirety, so we can get a better idea of best practices, rather than just winging it.
Damn it, Jim, I'm a Physicist, not an Editor!