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Basically I'm trying to separate multiple authors names using a comma instead of 'and', here's what I'm doing...

\author{Thing One}
\author{Thing Two}
\affiliation{Working here}

Which at the moment prints Thing One and Thing Two, instead of spacing them by a comma... Thing One, Thing Two. Any help is much appreciated!

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Welcome to TeX.SE! I've gone ahead and inserted the instruction \maketitle immediately before \end{document} in order for your MWE to produce some output. –  Mico Mar 17 '12 at 21:52

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A fairly quick solution to your issue consists of inserting the instruction

\def\andname{,} % default: \def{andname}{and}

in the preamble. (Revtex's \maketitle routine executes the macro \andname when it joins exactly two authors' names.) However, this leaves quite a bit of whitespace between the superscript marker following the first author's name and the comma. A somewhat improved look is achieved by setting



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Thank you for the answer, such a simple fix :) –  Nick Rhodes Mar 17 '12 at 22:07
@Mico, could you help me? For my own reasons I need to substitute ", and" by "e". Using \def\andname{e} I get ", e". How do I get rid of the comma? –  fcpenha Feb 16 '14 at 0:45
@fcpenha - I experience no odd behavior (i.e., no spurious comma) when I set \def\andname{e} as the last instruction of the preamble, i.e., immediately before \begin{document}. –  Mico Feb 16 '14 at 6:48
@Mico, I get the last comma even when choosing \def\andname{}. –  fcpenha Feb 16 '14 at 16:45
@Mico The solution to my problem is adding \def\andname{e} \def\@listcomma@comma{\@ifnum{\@tempcnta>\tw@}{,}{}}. If I understood it correctly, it says that the comma should be put when there are more than two elements left. –  fcpenha Aug 7 at 20:34

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