# 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...

\documentclass[aps,prl,a4paper,twocolumn,superscriptaddress,notitlepage]{revtex4-1}
\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},}


@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