Anyone know of any simple Template for scientific paper which is easy to modify and looks great? So that i don't have to use several hour to find out the syntax.

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    Jul 11, 2012 at 13:48

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You could just use the "article" document class with two columns. If you use sections, author, title and abstract (from the drop down menu), you should get something that "looks" like a scientific paper without any need for templates or coding. However, the layout will be more basic than if you try something like was suggested by Reinderien, which is feasible (as Lyx does indeed use TeX).


LyX includes the template file elsarticle.lyx, a template for Elsevier journal articles based on the elsarticle class.


The IEEE has a good one: http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/authors/authors_journals.html#sect2

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    LYX Does not support .Tex. I need template for Lyx
    – Mike
    Oct 1, 2010 at 23:07

"CLASSICTHESIS" by André Miede is pretty good for scientific papers

Quote from the authors website:

The main goals of the template are:

  1. Providing students with an easy-to-use template for their Master's or PhD thesis. (Though it might also be used by other types of authors for reports, books, etc.)
  2. Providing authors with a classic, high quality typographic style which is inspired by Robert Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographic Style".

You can download the template here

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