I have several template files used for journal articles, such as for review, article, case report, etc. These templates have similar file structures. I realized that some common parameters need be changed when I am working on a new issue of the journal. For example, the templates all have "January 2016, Volume 1 Issue 1" and now I am working on Issue 2 so I need to remember changing this phrase to "April 2016, Volume 1 Issue 2" for every manuscript.
Is there a way to create a setting file, so I can change such shared information at one place and be used by all the template files?