How can I add a subtitle to my Latex document using the IEEETran document class?

I would like to know if it is possible to use a built-in command that gives me the regular title in addition to a subtitle written in a slightly smaller font?

I found this question related to it, where they recommend to use a title page, but this does not seem to fit my needs. Also, I looked in the documentation for the IEEETran class but was unable to find it there.


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You could do something like this.

\title{A clever paper \\ {\large really clever}}
\author{A Person}
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    Do you know if this is allowed (when submitting a paper following the IEEE doc. class)?
    – kfuglsang
    Jan 18, 2013 at 11:50
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    It depends on the journal, but I would say almost certainly not. If the class does not provide for subtitles, they are probably not allowed. Jan 18, 2013 at 11:59
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    @kfuglsang ieeetran style is not conclusive but only suggestive; whatever you do with your file it will be reprocessed by the copy editor using their internal style. The publication office will turn your subtitle concatenated to the title after a colon. Something like Matrix : The movie not the square thingy.
    – percusse
    Jan 18, 2013 at 12:03
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    I've read conference call for paper documents that say something like "use IEEETran and follow the margin guidelines, but prepare a document that expresses your work as you see fit". In these cases i think one can take such liberties. Apr 18, 2017 at 20:18

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