# Is it possible to have more than one author? [closed]

Could you help me with these questions:

• How do you add 2 authors to a document that uses the article document class?
• Are there commands to specify where the authors are placed at on the paper?

Here is a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}

\title{Example Article}
\author{Author 1 \\ Author 2}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


As you can see I hard-code the authors into two lines, but there might be a better way?

• take a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4805/… Dec 12, 2013 at 22:43
• Welcome to TeX.SE! When you refer to authors, do you mean entries in the \author{...} macro (typeset via the \maketitle command), or do mean names in the author field of a bibliographic entry of type @article? Please advise.
– Mico
Dec 12, 2013 at 22:50
• What @dcmst says. Or if it's a \documentclass for a journal, just follow their instructions, they surely have some.
– yo'
Dec 12, 2013 at 22:52
• In general you can use \author{foo \and faa}. Dec 12, 2013 at 22:53
• the suggestions given so far are good, but do be aware that document classes for journals from different publishers may handle author input differently (e.g., amsart is different from article). so do read the publisher's instructions. Dec 13, 2013 at 15:09