# Writing a cumulative thesis in LaTeX - how can I add “front matter” to every chapter/section?

I am going to write a cumulative thesis (i.e. a thesis consisting of several published academic papers). To make it look nice, I do not want to simply include the PDFs of the papers but rather have a chapter, which is called "Publications". In this chapter, I want to include all papers as individual sections, typeset in a homogeneous style. It is clear, however, that every paper consists of several standardized things:

• Title (should serve as section title and be put to TOC, seems fairly straight-forward)
• List of authors
• Citation information (Title of Publication, Volume, Number, maybe location of conference, pages etc.)
• Year of publication
• Abstract (can simply be set as subsubsection and maybe set in italics or so, so this is also not really part of the problem)

Is there any template or command-based way to set this in a clean LaTeX style? The less copy-and-pasting from other documents is necessary, the better it will be.