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please, I was asked to modify the .tex file of a manuscript. The problem is that I want to add "supervised by ..." as a footnote and when use \footnote{supervised by ...} in \author{} it does not work. I use a Latex lncs format. Thank you!

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  • It's been a while since I last used it, but doesn't llncs put the author name in the left-hand page header? Thus, a footnote might not give you what you want. Feb 19, 2014 at 12:15

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The correct way is using \thanks, not \footnote:

\documentclass[runningheads]{llncs}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}


\begin{document}

\title{LaTeX Template for Your LNCS Paper}

\author{Author 1\thanks{Supervised by Author 9}, Author 2}

\institute{Lab, University, Address}
\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
Abstract is here.
\end{abstract}

\section{Introduction}\label{sec:Introduction}

The rest goes here.

\kant

\end{document}

I added also the runningheads option just to show that the headline containing the authors' names is not influenced by the presence of \thanks.

First page

Page 1

Second page

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  • is there a way to state the same \thanks{} for two authors? for instance, if both authors were supervised by Prof X?
    – beta
    Jan 11, 2016 at 9:46
  • @beta It can be done, with acrobatics. I don't think this information should go in the “thanks” part anyway.
    – egreg
    Jan 11, 2016 at 9:58
  • I need it for stating that two authors contributed equally to a paper. see here for instance: jbc.org/content/early/2012/01/18/jbc.M111.263434.full.pdf
    – beta
    Jan 11, 2016 at 10:02
  • @beta Please, make it into a fresh question
    – egreg
    Jan 11, 2016 at 10:12
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You might want to \protect the \footnote command. This one worked for me:

\documentclass{llncs}

\begin{document}

\title{LaTeX Template for Your LNCS Paper}

\author{Author 1\protect\footnote{Supervised by Author 9}, Author 2}

\institute{Lab, University, Address}
\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
Abstract is here.
\end{abstract}

\section{Introduction}\label{sec:Introduction}

The rest goes here.

\end{document}
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  • Thanks, it also works but I used \thanks{} it has the same effect as a footnote I think. With your solution I got ** instead of *.
    – Sofiane
    Feb 19, 2014 at 11:35

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