You have two choices when it comes to formatting academic papers for conferences and journals: Microsoft Word and LaTeX. [...] PubCSS is an exploration of HTML and CSS as a third option. It’s a library of stylesheets and templates for formatting academic papers. Perhaps HTML and CSS can hit the sweet spot between the ease of Word and the efficiency LaTeX. Like LaTeX, HTML is a markup language, but one that a lot more people have experience with. CSS has proven its worth for styling fluid layouts, and with CSS3 modules around the corner, things can only improve for print.