# Removing the 'and' from between two authors, revtex4-1

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

\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{mathtools}
\begin{document}
\author{Thing One}
\author{Thing Two}
\affiliation{Working here}
\maketitle
\end{document}

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

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

\def\andname{\hspace*{-0.5em},}