Appendices does not work well in a table of contents for the elsarticle class.


\section{Extra material}

"Appendix A" and "Extra material" are typeset on top of each other in the table of contents. Are there any fixes to this problem?

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You can fix it by redefining \thesection after \appendix, i.e.


Now you would get "A. Extra material". Originally, elsarticle defines within \appendix:


which results in "Appendix A Extra material". The section number is typeset using \numberline which doesn't fit.

Alternatively you could just set in your preamble


I think, if you don't write "Section 1" and "Section 2", there's no need to write "Appendix A" and "Appendix B". Firstly, for consistency in naming, secondly because alphabetic numbering already signalizes appendices.

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