# Create one column title in a two column article

I have something like this in mind I am using the following class

\documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour}

\begin{document}

\title{Title of Article}

\author{Name of Authors}


How can I do this in latex?

• Is there any reason you don't use the multicol package? – roffe Jul 28 '16 at 10:09
• Could you please provide a minimal working example (MWE): this will help us help you! – ebosi Jul 28 '16 at 10:27
• Thanks. I just edited the question. Just trying to stick to the Journal template. – Abdulhameed Jul 28 '16 at 10:29
• Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem. – ebosi Jul 28 '16 at 10:30

Using the svjour3 class that is to download on Springer's website, following MWE shows that the title is already by default in one-column style only:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\title{This is my title, it is a very long title and covers two columns!}
\author{Me Myself}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\lipsum
\end{document}


Note: I'm not quite sure what you want to achieve. But my out-of-topic two cents would be: do not fiddle with Springer's template. If they have a template, they want you to stick to it. (They have their reasons, e.g. standardization of reviewing process, etc.) So they wont accept that you modify (or "improve") it (as legitimate as it could be). Because in this case, you're using a new template... and it is not the rules they want you to follow!
This template has degrees of freedom (options) you can use (see user guide embedded in the .zip file), but that's all.

article and its KOMA-Script variant scrartcl classes are smart enough to do what you want, if you use the \maketitle command:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
%\documentclass[twocolumn]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\title{This is my title}
\author{Me Myself}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\lipsum
\end{document}

• (or did I misunderstood your question and you want the title to be in the first column only?) – ebosi Jul 28 '16 at 10:14
• I am using a journal template using \documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3} and the title is below the begin{document}. Thanks! – Abdulhameed Jul 28 '16 at 10:18
• @Abdulhameed \title{} and \author{} macros are not "printing" them, but storing their value in order to be later used by \maketitle macro. This is why you must write them before \maketitle (otherwise, it does not not what to print). But you can define \title{} and \author{} either in the preamble (as I did), or later in the document: it doesn't matter as long as it is done before the macro that uses this information (here \maketitle). – ebosi Jul 28 '16 at 10:29
• Thanks @ebo ! \title{} and \author{} are before the \maketitle. – Abdulhameed Jul 28 '16 at 10:40
• You are correct @Ebo! However it seems I am not getting it. Is the \lipsum before the end{document} or after the begin{document}. Yes I do not intend to improve the template. My output is not similar to the expected format. – Abdulhameed Jul 28 '16 at 10:53