# Create a title page and a separate abstract page with elsarticles frontmatter environment

I have to use the elsarticle document class and its frontmatter environment. However, I need the title page to be separated on two pages - title information on page 1 and abstract and keywords on page 2. How can I add a pagebreak before the abstract begins?

\documentclass[review, 12pt]{elsarticle}

\usepackage{lineno,hyperref}
\modulolinenumbers[5]

\journal{Journal of TBD}
%% APA style
\bibliographystyle{model5-names}\biboptions{authoryear}

\usepackage{afterpage}

\begin{document}

\begin{frontmatter}

\title{Title here}

\author{author 1\corref{mycorrespondingauthor}\fnref{myfootnotetel}}

\fntext[myfootnotetel]{Tel}

\cortext[mycorrespondingauthor]{Corresponding author}
% PAGEBREAK needed HERE
\begin{abstract}
abstract text
\end{abstract}

\begin{keyword}
\texttt skeyword1\sep keywod2\\
%\MSC[2010] 00-01\sep  99-00
\vfill{}
Funding note.
\end{keyword}

\end{frontmatter}
\end{document}

• Thank you for the comment, but to me it doesnt seem like an answer to my question - I need to modify it because the journal editor wants it that way. Oct 20 '16 at 9:19
• It is a complete and utter mysery why Journal Editors require authors to Change the appearance of their work. Especially since templates are involved. Oct 20 '16 at 13:15
• Totally agree, however, the template is a general elsevier template - each elsevier journal is free to require any changes theyd like to have, so I have to customize the template. No matter whether I like it :-) Oct 20 '16 at 15:21

It should be the journal editor's job to change the formatting or to provide you with a modified version of elsarticle: the purpose of such a template is getting from authors a clean typescript that can be easily adapted to the needs of a specific journal.

Anyway, you can get what you want by patching a few commands.

\documentclass[review, 12pt]{elsarticle}

\usepackage{lipsum} % just for the example

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{lineno}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\modulolinenumbers[5]

\journal{Journal of TBD}
%% APA style
\bibliographystyle{model5-names}\biboptions{authoryear}

\patchcmd{\pprintMaketitle}
{\hrule}
{\clearpage\hrule}
{}{}
\appto\endfrontmatter{\clearpage}

\begin{document}

\begin{frontmatter}

\title{Title here}

\author{author 1\corref{mycorrespondingauthor}\fnref{myfootnotetel}}

\fntext[myfootnotetel]{Tel}

\cortext[mycorrespondingauthor]{Corresponding author}
% PAGEBREAK needed HERE
\begin{abstract}
abstract text
\end{abstract}

\begin{keyword}
\texttt skeyword1\sep keywod2\\
%\MSC[2010] 00-01\sep  99-00
\end{keyword}

\end{frontmatter}

\section{Introduction}

\lipsum

\end{document}


I had to actually change the elsarticle.sty by adding a clearpage in the following way:

\long\def\pprintMaketitle{\clearpage  %add a clearpage
\iflongmktitle\if@twocolumn\let\columnwidth=\textwidth\fi\fi
\resetTitleCounters
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\printFirstPageNotes
\begin{center}%
\thispagestyle{pprintTitle}%
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\Large\@title\par\vskip18pt
\normalsize\elsauthors\par\vskip10pt
\clearpage
%\hrule\vskip12pt    %remove the horizontal lines
\ifvoid\absbox\else\unvbox\absbox\par\vskip10pt\fi
\ifvoid\keybox\else\unvbox\keybox\par\vskip10pt\fi
%\hrule\vskip12pt    %remove the horizontal lines
\end{center}%
\gdef\thefootnote{\arabic{footnote}}%
}


There is some information in the author's guide. Use this code to create a page break after your author information:

\begin{document}
\newpageafter{author}
\begin{frontmatter}


You can also use \newpageafter{title} or \newpageafter{abstract} for other page breaks.

• This is the best answer +1 Nov 22 '21 at 20:28

Based on the answer of @egreg I have done the following two steps:

1. before \journal{...} I have added \usepackage{etoolbox}
2. after \journal{...} I have added
\patchcmd{\pprintMaketitle}
{\hrule}
{\clearpage\hrule}
{}{}
\appto\endfrontmatter{\clearpage}
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