I would like a footnote number to appear right next to a chapter title (instead of below it) to cite a co-author of this particular chapter.

\chapter{hello}\footnote{another author}

This puts the number 1 below the title of the chapter. How do I fix this?

1 Answer 1


You have to be careful of what might end up in the ToC. As such, use a different optional argument for \chapter:

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\usepackage[paper=a6paper]{geometry}% Just for this example



\chapter[hello]{hello\footnote{another author}}


If you want something that's a little more subtle, you could use:

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\footnotetext{another author}
  • could you please elaborate on the ToC thing? What is the optional argument to chapter do? Sorry all things I could look up but I'm hours prior to my deadline : )
    – Alex
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 22:56
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    @Alex: If you say \chapter{My Title}, the string “My Title” is used both for the title of the chapter and for the line in the ToC that points to it; if you say \chapter[My Title 1]{My Title 2}, then “My Title 2” is used for the title, and “My Title 1” for the line in the ToC. In this case, you want to footnote the chapter title, but not its associated line in the ToC, therefore…
    – GuM
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 23:09
  • @GustavoMezzetti: thanks very much, make sense!
    – Alex
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 23:18
  • @Werner: could you just elaborate on the answer a bit.. what \raisebox is doing, just so i'm clear on what's actually happening rather than copy pasting your working solution. that would be very helpful, if possible.
    – Alex
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 23:19
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    @Alex: The size of the footnote number is huge when used as-is within the \chapter title. You could make it a little less intrusive to the eyes by using a different font size. However, for ease of use {<fontsize>\footnotemark} doesn't raise the footnote high enough, as the surround text is set at \huge (by default). So, you may have to raise it into place a little better, and that's where the \raisebox{<height>} comes in. You could fiddle with the actual \footnotemark macro, but my suggestion is just an easy alternative.
    – Werner
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 23:24

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