# Multiple authors in a two column article?

I want to add co-authors to a two columns article, I looked at previous questions but I cannot figure out why is not working. Here is a MWE. Basically I have 4 authors from the same university and an additional author from another institute. I would like a format like this centered with the five authors name and then in the next line the two name of the university.

Author A^1, B^1, C^1, D^1, E^2
1 University name
2 University name


Thanks for the help

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\documentclass[twoside,twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{blindtext} % Package to generate dummy text throughout this template

\usepackage[sc]{mathpazo} % Use the Palatino font
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % Use 8-bit encoding that has 256 glyphs
\linespread{1.05} % Line spacing - Palatino needs more space between lines
\usepackage{microtype} % Slightly tweak font spacing for aesthetics

\usepackage[english]{babel} % Language hyphenation and typographical rules

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\usepackage{booktabs} % Horizontal rules in tables

\usepackage{lettrine} % The lettrine is the first enlarged letter at the beginning of the text

%\usepackage{enumitem} % Customized lists

\usepackage{abstract} % Allows abstract customization
\renewcommand{\abstractnamefont}{\normalfont\bfseries} % Set the "Abstract" text to bold
\renewcommand{\abstracttextfont}{\normalfont\small\itshape} % Set the abstract itself to small italic text
\usepackage[autostyle=true]{csquotes}
\usepackage{titlesec} % Allows customization of titles
\renewcommand\thesection{\Roman{section}} % Roman numerals for the sections
\renewcommand\thesubsection{\roman{subsection}} % roman numerals for subsections
\titleformat{\section}[block]{\large\scshape\centering}{\thesection.}{1em}{} % Change the look of the section titles
\titleformat{\subsection}[block]{\large}{\thesubsection.}{1em}{} % Change the look of the section titles

\pagestyle{fancy} % All pages have headers and footers
\fancyfoot{} % Blank out the default footer
\fancyhead[C]{Running title $\bullet$ May 2016 $\bullet$ Vol. XXI, No. 1} % Custom header text
\fancyfoot[RO,LE]{\thepage} % Custom footer text
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{tabulary,rotating}
\usepackage{enumerate}
%\setlist[itemize]{noitemsep} % Make itemize lists more compact
\usepackage{paralist}
\usepackage{threeparttable}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{mathtools}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{eurosym}
\usepackage{titling} % Customizing the title section
\usepackage{verbatim}
%\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{hyperref} % For hyperlinks in the PDF
\usepackage[%
backend=bibtex      % biber or bibtex
,style=authoryear    % Alphabeticalsch
%,style=numeric-comp  % numerical-compressed
,sorting=nyt        % no sorting
,sortcites=true      % some other example options ...
,bibencoding=ascii
,block=none
,indexing=false
,citereset=none
,isbn=true
,url=true
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\setlength{\droptitle}{-4\baselineskip} % Move the title up

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\posttitle{\end{center}} % Article title closing formatting
\title{Paper title} % Article title
\author{%
\textsc{Author 1}%\thanks{A thank you or further information}
\normalsize University \\ % Your institution
\and % Uncomment if 2 authors are required, duplicate these 4 lines if more
\textsc{Author 2 }%\thanks{Corresponding author}
\\[1ex] % Second author's name
\normalsize University\\ % Second author's institution
%\normalsize \href{mailto:jane@smith.com}{jane@smith.com} % Second author's email address
}

\date{\today} % Leave empty to omit a date
\renewcommand{\maketitlehookd}{%
\begin{abstract}
\noindent
\end{abstract}
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\begin{document}

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\maketitle

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\section{Introduction}

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\section{Literature Review}
\label{Literature-Review}

%Text requiring further explanation\footnote{Example footnote}.

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\section{Methods}

%Text requiring further explanation\footnote{Example footnote}.

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\section{Ch. 3}

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\subsection{}

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\subsection{}
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\section{Discussion}

\subsection{Subsection One}

\subsection{Subsection Two}

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%   REFERENCE LIST
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• This can hardly be called a "Mimimal" WE. – Pieter van Oostrum Dec 2 '16 at 10:47
• There are templates, which should give you exactly the format, you're looking for. Check revtex or elsarticle. Is there a particular reason, why you use plain article as document class? – engineer Dec 2 '16 at 11:03
• No, I am just using this template but if there's a better class to use I would like to fix it. – Alexis Charalambis Dec 2 '16 at 11:04
• Your file uses the titling package. This has provisions to format your authors section as you want. Just look up the titling documentation. – Pieter van Oostrum Dec 2 '16 at 11:39

A template is something predefined, like the program of a TV station. If you don't like a piece, you can switch to another station (template). You cannot simply switch templates that way though. You have to create your own program, and nowadays you can find all the pieces you like on Youtube, right?

So, use the bits and pieces you know from your LaTeX introduction and there is no need to rely on a TV station. You will create your own stuff much easier by putting together the pieces.

But now the code that creates the following screenshot.

\author{%
Walter Wombat\textsuperscript{1}, Carl Capybara\textsuperscript{1},
Daisy Duck\textsuperscript{2}\\[1ex]
1 University of cool things \\
2 University of Applied Duck Dancing
}


A template is not a template

• 'Applied Frying of Ducks' would be more interesting ;-) – user31729 Jan 8 '17 at 15:25