# How to write a footnnote attached to the author in a LaTeX paper?

I want to attach a footnote to each author of a paper and write that their research was supported by different grants. How do I do that? Simply \footnote after each author does not work!

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I think we should either remove the {amsart} tag, since the question doesn't refer do this documentclass, or edit the question to include it. I'd vote for the former, to keep the question interesting for a broader audience, as the answer for article is already provided. –  doncherry May 20 '11 at 17:34
If you use \thanks for email addresses and want to reuse a domain e.g. {foo,bar,me}@some-domain.edu see at the answer from @Habi. –  math Apr 29 at 14:39

If your document class is amsart then the syntax is a bit different

\documentclass{amsart}

\title{My great paper}

\author{Fist author}
\thanks{The first author wants to thank someone.}

\author{Second author}
\thanks{The second author wants to thank someone else.}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\end{document}


Note that in the \thanks command you have to explicitly mention which information corresponds to which author, since no footnote “marks” will be printed with the acknowledgements. This is apparently the preferred style for AMS as discussed for example at the The AMS article document class.

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Thank you very much! That's exactly what I will do, mention explicitly the information for each author. –  seby Aug 15 '10 at 12:53

I think the command you're looking for is \thanks

\documentclass{article}

\title{My great paper}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\end{document}

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Thank you very much! Still does not write Author^1, Author^2 etc and the corresponding text on the bottom of the page. It just writes all the "texts" at the bottom of the first page. –  seby Aug 15 '10 at 10:41
hmm, which document class are you using? the example code I posted (using article) works fine and produces something like Author1^* with a “*” footnote at the bottom –  Juan A. Navarro Aug 15 '10 at 10:57
I'm using \documentclass[11pt]{amsart} with \usepackage{amscd} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{latexsym} \usepackage{diagrams} –  seby Aug 15 '10 at 11:32
I've added a second answer for the case of amsart. –  Juan A. Navarro Aug 15 '10 at 11:56
Should you not be using \and rather than commas to separate the authors? –  Mk12 May 22 at 0:53

I've been doing something similar to have different authors with the same affiliation and have adapted an example from Anthony Liekens.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\newcommand{\footremember}[2]{%
\footnote{#2}
\newcounter{#1}
\setcounter{#1}{\value{footnote}}%
}
\newcommand{\footrecall}[1]{%
\footnotemark[\value{#1}]%
}
\title{How to bowl properly}
\author{%
The Dude\footremember{alley}{Holly Star Lanes Bowling Alley}%
\and Walter Sobchak\footremember{trailer}{probably in a trailer park}%
\and Jesus Quintana\footrecall{alley} \footnote{Mexico?}%
\and Uli Kunkel\footrecall{trailer} \footnote{Germany?}%
}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
The whole example is taken from \href{http://anthony.liekens.net/index.php/LaTeX/MultipleFootnoteReferences}{anthony liekens}\ldots
\end{document}

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however, this method doesn't allow for more than two footnotes with the same affiliation. –  Suresh Oct 15 '10 at 17:12
hey, sorry for not replying such a long time. i'm currently writing an abstract with three persons from our lab and two persons from another. we all share the same affiliation and this tip works fine, there are three persons with the same affiliation in my document... –  Habi Nov 3 '10 at 9:14
@Suresh: Why? One could simply recall as often as I want to, or am I wrong? –  math Apr 29 at 14:37