# IEEEtran: how to add copyright footer at the center of bottom with multiple lines

I have a journal paper that requires me to enter the copyright footer. The solution here partially solved my problem.

However, the content of the footer is

Copyright~\copyright~2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to use this material for any other purposes must be obtained from the IEEE by sending a request to pubs-permissions@ieee.org.

which is too long to fit in one line. I tried to use line break \\ or \newline, it doesn't work. What is the correct method to break the copyright footer into multiple lines in IEEEtran? Thanks.

• you don't need to add that if you are just submitting to the journal and doing nothing else. They will add it for you. Jan 17 '17 at 9:55
• I was provided a checklist for final submission, in which it requires me to do it. Any suggestions? Jan 17 '17 at 19:15

I have figured it out. The way to do is to use a minipage for the copyright content. One example is as follows:

\makeatletter
\def\ps@IEEEtitlepagestyle{