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This question is not a duplicate of How to print the corresponding author, because that question is asking specifically how to make the corresponding author's name appear to the left of the complete list of authors, while also appearing in the complete list of authors.

I'd like to know the simplest, most standard way to indicate the corresponding author when using the authblk package. I've googled a fair amount and have not found the answer. If it's relevant, I'll be using the titlepage option, as in \documentclass[titlepage]{article}.

Here's a minimal example where the corresponding author is not indicated. So I'd like to know how to alter this to indicate the corresponding author.

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[affil-it]{authblk}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\title{An efficient method for exploiting midichlorians in weak life-forms}

\author[1]{Darth Vader}
\author[2]{Darth Sidious}

\affil[1]{%
  Office of the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, 
  The Galactic Empire, The Bridge, Executor}
\affil[2]{%
  Order of the Sith Lords, LiMerge Power Building, The Works, Coruscant}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\blindtext
\end{document}

The following code produces the screenshot later on, a screen of the log is attached as well.

\listfiles
\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[affil-it]{authblk}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\title{An efficient method for exploiting midichlorians in weak
life-forms}

\author[1]{Darth Vader\thanks{corresponding author}}
\author[2]{Darth Sidious}

\affil[1]{%
    Office of the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, 
The Galactic Empire, The Bridge, Executor}
\affil[2]{%
    Order of the Sith Lords, LiMerge Power
Building, The Works, Coruscant}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\blindtext
\end{document}

enter image description here You can see the number 1 is repeated as a superscript.

If I add \listfiles to the document, here is the log I get: enter image description here

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  • Make a full minimal example. As far as I know, authblk does not have anything build in to do this. But by any means, consult the manual.
    – daleif
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 8:23
  • 1
    The footnotemarker should be an asterisk *, not a number.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 9:05
  • 1
    @Johannes_B How do I make the footnotemarker be an asterisk? Edit: Oh, perhaps with \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
    – littleO
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 9:06
  • 1
    @Johannes_B Somehow the problem seems to stem from the fact that I'm using the titlepage option, as in \documentclass[titlepage]{article}. When I remove that option, I get the asterisk, as desired.
    – littleO
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 10:09
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    Oh, my mistake. I removed that option because i didn't want an extra page. I immediately fogot that. Let me look closer.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 10:20

4 Answers 4

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This is more a workaround than an official solution I guess. But depending on the journal's author-guidelines for your manuscript this formatting might look more appropriate. It includes the indicator for the corresponding author as an affiliation.

Example code:

\listfiles
\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[affil-it]{authblk}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\title{An efficient method for exploiting midichlorians in weak life-forms}

\author[1,*]{Darth Vader}
\author[2]{Darth Sidious}

\affil[1]{Office of the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, The Galactic Empire, The Bridge, Executor}
\affil[2]{Order of the Sith Lords, LiMerge Power Building, The Works, Coruscant}
\affil[*]{Corresponding author: Darth Vader, [email protected]}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\blindtext
\end{document}

Example picture:

latex-example-affil

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You can do it using \thanks , but if you are using the titlepage option (as in \documentclass[titlepage]{article}) then you should include the line \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}} in the header to make the footnote marker be an asterisk. We can also place the line \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}} after \maketitle, to undo the global change. Here is a MWE:

\documentclass[titlepage]{article}
\usepackage[affil-it]{authblk}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}

\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}
\title{An efficient method for exploiting midichlorians in weak life-forms}

\author[1]{Darth Vader \thanks{Corresponding author}}
\author[2]{Darth Sidious}

\affil[1]{%
  Office of the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Forces, 
  The Galactic Empire, The Bridge, Executor}
\affil[2]{%
  Order of the Sith Lords, LiMerge Power Building, The Works, Coruscant}

\begin{document}

\maketitle
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}
\blindtext
\end{document}
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  • You might want to reset the footnote counter after the titlepage, right now, the change is global.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 8:26
  • @Johannes_B Thanks, would I do that by placing the line \setcounter{footnote}{0} immediately after the \maketitle line?
    – littleO
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 8:56
  • \renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}} after maketitle. I wasn't clear, sorry.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 9:07
  • How to do it with acmart class? Commented Feb 11, 2022 at 14:18
  • This doesn't work with acmart class. I am trying to use \thanks within \author tag and its not working Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 18:51
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I found this question when googling for setting corresponding authors in ACM templates. This is how to set corresponding authors in an ACM template:

\author{Author 1}
\affiliation{\institution{Affiliation}}
\email{email}
\authornote{Corresponding authors}

\author{Author 2}
\affiliation{\institution{Affiliation}}
\email{email}
\authornotemark[1]

\author{Author 3}
\affiliation{\institution{Affiliation}}
\email{email}

Here, author 1 and 2 are both set as corresponding authors, but author 3 isn't. Further explanation can be found here: https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/consolidated-tex-template/acmart.pdf

corresponding authors corresponding authors footnote

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  • It is not working with ACM CSUR Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 18:58
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For me this solution taken from here worked for an elsarticle document:

\author[affiliation]{Corresponding Author Name\corref{cor1}}
\ead{Corresponding Author Email Address}
\cortext[cor1]{Corresponding author}

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