# Remove abstract from elsevier class

I am using the elsevier class to prepare a document. I would like to remove the abstract environment but I can not find the way to do that. I commented out \begin{abstract} .... \end{abstract} but I still get the two horizontal lines which enclose the abstract.

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Are you intending to send this to a journal, or is it for something else? –  qubyte Nov 25 '11 at 13:33
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The two rules are hardcoded in \MaketitleBox, so you have to patch it:

\makeatletter
\long\def\MaketitleBox{%
\resetTitleCounters
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\begin{center}%
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\Large\@title\par\vskip18pt
\normalsize\elsauthors\par\vskip10pt

This code should go into your preamble. I assumed it's elsarticle.cls that you're talking about, as I don't know of a elsevier.cls.