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I am using amsart. But I do not want the author affiliations to be in small-caps which seems to be the default style in amsart. Instead I want them to be italics and 8pt. Also I want the date to be printed at the end of the document, after the references. Help.

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Welcome to TeX.SE! The amsart document class is meant to be used for papers that will be published in one of the AMS's journals (and similar outlets). Do you have a different journal group in mind for your paper, or papers? If so, do the alternative journals provide their own LaTeX document classes and/or formatting packages? – Mico Jul 24 '13 at 4:18
yes. i have to submit to a different journal and unfortunately they do not provide any class. But amsart is the only way i know where i can get author affiliations at the end of the document which is one of the formatting requirements of the journal. – karuna Jul 24 '13 at 5:04

Here is a simple method to achieve this. We need to do the following:

  1. Empty the macros \@setdate which prints the date in the title page.
  2. Add a newly created macro (viz \@Setdate) to \enddoc@text which prints the affiliation at the end of the document.
  3. Set the font style of affiliation to italic and font size to 8pt in the \@setaddresses macro which puts affiliation, current address and email at the end of the document using \enddoc@text hook.

These hacks are now added between \makeatletter and \makeatother in the sample amsart template given below:

% Beginning of amsart.template
%     AMS-LaTeX v.2 template for use with amsart
%     Remove any commented or uncommented macros you do not use.







\def\@Setdate{\datename\ \@Date\@addpunct.}
\def\enddoc@text{\ifx\@empty\@Setdate \else\par\addvspace\bigskipamount\indent%
  \ifx\@empty\@translators \else\@settranslators\fi
  \ifx\@empty\addresses \else\@setaddresses\fi}
  \nobreak \begingroup
  \def\\{\unskip, \ignorespaces}%
    \@ifnotempty{##1}{(\ignorespaces##1\unskip) }%
      \@ifnotempty{##1}{, \ignorespaces##1\unskip}\/:\space
      \@ifnotempty{##1}{, \ignorespaces##1\unskip}\/:\space
      \@ifnotempty{##1}{, \ignorespaces##1\unskip}\/:\space


\title{Sample title}

%    Remove any unused author tags.

%    author one information
\author{First Name}
\address{Sample, Affiliation}
\curraddr{Current, Address}
\thanks{Sample template downloaded from ftp://ftp.ams.org/pub/tex/amslatex/classes/amsart.template.}

%    author two information
\author{Second Author}
\address{Second, Affiliation}
\curraddr{Address, Second}
\thanks{This is the second author}

\subjclass[2000]{Primary 0000, 1111}
%    For articles to be published after 1 January 2010, you may use
%    the following version:
%\subjclass[2010]{Primary }

\keywords{template, amsart}

\date{24 July 2013}

\dedicatory{Blah blah blah.}





\bibitem{1} First reference.

\bibitem{2} Second reference.



% End of amsart.template

Hope this helps.

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