# Change formatting of date from '(Dated: \today)' to '\today' in revtex4-1 [duplicate]

In AIP template using revtex4-1.cls I want to renew correctly the command \date{}

I just want to replace the output by \today instead of (Dated: \today).

What is the best way to do it in this sample of code ?

\documentclass[
aip,
jmp,
amsmath,amssymb,
reprint,
]{revtex4-1}

\usepackage{graphicx}% Include figure files
\usepackage{dcolumn}% Align table columns on decimal point
\usepackage{bm}% bold math

\begin{document}

\title[Sample title]{Sample Title}% Force line breaks with \\
\thanks{Footnote to title of article.}

\author{A. Author}
\altaffiliation[Also at ]{Physics Department, XYZ University.}%Lines break automatically or can be forced with \\
\author{B. Author}%
\email{Second.Author@institution.edu.}
\affiliation{
Authors' institution and/or address%\\This line break forced with \textbackslash\textbackslash
}%

\date{\today}% It is always \today, today,
%  but any date may be explicitly specified

\begin{abstract}
\end{abstract}

\pacs{Valid PACS appear here}% PACS, the Physics and Astronomy
% Classification Scheme.
\keywords{Suggested keywords}%Use showkeys class option if keyword
%display desired
\maketitle

\begin{quotation}
\end{quotation}

Article content \cite{small}.

\end{document}


## marked as duplicate by Herr K., Svend Tveskæg, Peter Jansson, ChrisS, Martin SchröderFeb 27 '14 at 21:17

• @egreg I guess he wants the string »(Dated ... )« to disappear. – Johannes_B Jan 11 '14 at 22:40
• Look at the duplicate question: in an answer, you find how to change the "Dated: " to "Datum: ". Just type \def\Dated@name{} instead. But if you want to submit the document, don't remove "Dated:". – egreg Jan 11 '14 at 22:41
• As @JosephWright mentioned before, journal templates are templates for a reason. – Johannes_B Jan 11 '14 at 22:41
• @Johannes_B My goal is to modify this template for an academic report. Can you tell me why I should not adapt it to my own needs? – Grydz Jan 11 '14 at 22:54
• Publishing for a journal requires consistency. If you do not want to publish it, you can adapt it to your own needs and are free to change the former template to an actually nice looking document. AFAIC the looks of the journal aren't that great. – Johannes_B Jan 11 '14 at 23:01

I'm not sure you want to do this. I'd never use the revtex4-1 class for any other purpose than a submission. In this case, modifying the layout is useless.

However, here's how you can do.

\documentclass[
aip,
jmp,
amsmath,amssymb,
reprint,
]{revtex4-1}

\usepackage{graphicx}% Include figure files
\usepackage{dcolumn}% Align table columns on decimal point
\usepackage{bm}% bold math

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
% \frontmatter@RRAP@format is responsible for the parentheses
\patchcmd{\frontmatter@RRAP@format}{(}{}{}{}
\patchcmd{\frontmatter@RRAP@format}{)}{}{}{}
\renewcommand\Dated@name{}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

\title{Sample Title}% Force line breaks with \\
\thanks{Footnote to title of article.}

\author{A. Author}

\date{Ides of March, 44 BC}

\begin{abstract}
\end{abstract}

\pacs{Valid PACS appear here}

\keywords{Suggested keywords}

\maketitle

\begin{quotation}

• I was looking through the revtex4-1 source code and I couldn't find where those darned parentheses were coming from! – jub0bs Jan 12 '14 at 0:10
• @Jubobs The command is well hidden in aip4-1.rtx – egreg Jan 12 '14 at 0:12