To add footnotes to authors in the Springer LNCS template one should not use \footnote{}, but \thanks{}.

Source Code:

\author{Author 1\thanks{author footnote...}}

This results in the author looking like this:

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And the footnote looking like this:

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However, I would like to use the same footnote for two authors. My first try did not work:

\author{Author 1\thanks{author footnote...}
\and Author 2\thanks{author footnote...}}

This obviously creates another (second) footnote, just with the same text, looking like this:

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How can I create one author footnote which is referred to by two different authors?

  • Why not simply leave out the thanks for the first author and imply that the footnote concerns both authors?
    – Johannes_B
    Jan 11, 2016 at 10:04
  • no the best solution, imo... footnotes should be explicit and not implying something.
    – beta
    Jan 11, 2016 at 10:06
  • If you are using this template because you are submitting something to one of Elseiver's journal, just copy and paste two times the same \thanks command: it's their problem to adapt the layout, not yours. They might have special macros to handle this case, but could not spot it if you use a circumvent way not to duplicate this command.
    – Clément
    Jan 11, 2016 at 14:41

2 Answers 2


In the lack of a MWE this is a quick and dirty solution using the article class …



\author{Author1\thanks{Text}, Author2\repeatthanks}

It will only work if there’s no other \thanks in between.


The llncs class treats \thanks differently from the standard classes. But some tricks make the thing possible.



\usepackage{kantlipsum} % just for the example



\title{LaTeX Template for Your LNCS Paper}

\author{Author 1\thanks{Supervised by Author 9\protect\label{X}}, Author 2\repthanks{X}}

\institute{Lab, University, Address}

Abstract is here.


The rest goes here.



You need to do \protect\label{<whatever>} in the \thanks command you want to repeat and \repthanks{<whatever>} for repeating the footnote marker.

A similar adjustment could be made, if necessary, also for the \institute part.

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