# Remove star after \author and remove footnote thereof with achemso

I am preparing a report using the achemso document class.

I do not want to write an article, hence I do not need to have the * and the footnote "whom correspondence should be addressed".

I tried \author[\empty]{name} but this messed up the text, and did not solve the problem \author[]{name} does not solve the problem either.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Dan

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• The achemso class is purely for submissions to the ACS: do not use it if that is not your intention. Jul 12 '15 at 11:40

The symbol is generated by the macro \acs@author@fnsymbol, which you can redefine to be empty.

\documentclass{achemso}

\makeatletter
\def\acs@author@fnsymbol#1{}
\makeatother

\title{Title of work}
\author{B. Me}
\affiliation{Here Uni.}
\email{bme@here.edu}

\begin{document}

\end{document}