# page header in lncs format

In lncs format page headers, even pages have authors name and odd pages have the paper title. I want to change the paper title to section names. As in, in odd page headers I want the section/chapter name and the page number to appear. How to change this?

• If you plan to submit this paper (article/book) your change to the page headers will be rejected, most likely – user31729 Jul 18 '16 at 17:03
• Please tell us more at to why you want to make this change -- or, for that matter, why you're considering using the lncs document class if you're intent on making such major changes to the layout of the document class. – Mico Jul 18 '16 at 17:05
• It is my thesis report and my mentor wanted the chapter name in the page header. – Alina Jul 18 '16 at 17:08

You can update \sectionmark - the macro responsible for placing marks when you use \section. For example, adding

\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{#1}}


to your preamble with put the section title in the odd (right) header.

Here is a complete example:

\documentclass[runningheads]{llncs}

\usepackage{lipsum}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{#1}}
\begin{document}

\mainmatter  % start of an individual contribution

\title{A title}

\author{An author}
\institute{An institute}

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
This is an abstract.
\end{abstract}

\section{A section}
\lipsum[1-17]
\subsection{A subsection}
\lipsum[1-17]

\end{document}