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I want to align

  Author (\cite{Source})

to the right side of the paper. How can I do this?

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What exactly do you want? You want the right margin of the quote environment to be the same as the right margin of the surrounding text? – Seamus Oct 20 '11 at 9:55
look for "epigraph" on ctan. also, this has been addressed a few times in [](tugboat); again, search for "epigraph". (i'm not where i can easily do the search effectively at the moment.) – barbara beeton Oct 20 '11 at 11:00

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redefine the quote environment

  {\begin{trivlist} \setlength\leftskip{2cm} \setlength\rightskip{0pt}

or define a new Quote environment with the same code

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Staying close to the definition of the quote environment (in the article class file), I'd recommend the following redefinition in order to achieve what (I think) you're looking for:

           \leftmargin {3em} 
                \leftmargin {5em}
               \rightmargin 0pt}%

Remark: If you're sure you're only going to use this code in a single-column environment, you can simplify the code considerably (note, in particular, that you no longer need the \makeatletter and \makeatother commands):

     {\list{}{\leftmargin {5em}

Of course, depending on your preferences, you may prefer to increase or decrease the amount of left-hand indentation; the 5em amount is simply an example (obtained by doubling the amount set in the article.cls file).

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Add to your preamble:


And quotes will be printed flushright.

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Is this a (correct) solution for the OP's problem? The way I understand the question, the OP wants to have the whole quote environment shifted to the right, while preserving full justification rather than getting right-justification)of the text inside the quote. I agree with @barbarabeeton's comment that he should use the epigraph environment for this job. – Mico Oct 20 '11 at 13:50
@Mico: Maybe you are right, maybe me. Let's hope OP will specify his question. – Keks Dose Oct 20 '11 at 15:13

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