Update: Problem solved. See my own answer below. Credit to Werner.

I am using authblk package for an article. The authors can not be separated correctly. Here is the MWE:

\documentclass[twocolumn, twoside]{article}



\title{\fontsize{24pt}{10pt}\selectfont\textbf{The Title Here\\}\vspace{1ex}} 

    \author[1]{Author One}
    \author[2]{Author Two}
    \author[1,2]{Author Three} 
    \author[3]{Author Four}

    \affil[1]{\small University of California;} 
    \affil[2]{University of Missouri;} 
    \affil[3]{University of Maine} 
    \renewcommand\Authsep{, }
    \renewcommand\Authands{, and }




         \textbf{Abstract:} Following the first case series of Hodgkin lymphomas  


Although Pathology is as ancient as 17th century BC Egyptian medicine, Hematopathology can only be historically traced back to 1832 AD when Thomas 


The authors appear as: enter image description here

I wish it would be Author One^1, Author Two^2, Author Three^1,2, and Author Four^3. Why Authsep{, } and Authands{, and } commands do not work?

Thanks for suggestions.

  • I am not getting the output you mention under the article document class. So you must be doing something different. Could you supply the community with a minimal working example (MWE)? – Werner Dec 21 '15 at 6:37
  • No. We don't need an entire bibliography since it has nothing to do with the problem. Keep it minimal. Click the link I provided to see what is meant by a MWE. Remove all the unnecessary stuff while still being able to replicate the problem. – Werner Dec 21 '15 at 7:00
  • @Werner -Excellent suggestion! I found out the problem: it is due to the \begin{multicols}{1} and \end{multicols}. After removing them, the authors are separated as expected. – TeXIQ Dec 21 '15 at 7:37

With the help from Werner, I figured out the problem: it is due to the \begin{multicols}{1} and \end{multicols} that are flanking the author and affiliation portion. Removing multicols fixed the problem (see the correct result in the photo).

enter image description here

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