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I want to use elsarticle for my paper but the journal requires a title page with corresponding author information as a footnote. I managed to add the title page by changing following lines in the elsarticle.cls

\long\def\MaketitleBox{%
\resetTitleCounters
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\begin{center}%
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\Large\@title\par\vskip18pt
\normalsize\elsauthors\par\vskip10pt
\footnotesize\itshape\elsaddress\par\vskip36pt
%\hrule\vskip12pt
%\ifvoid\absbox\else\unvbox\absbox\par\vskip10pt\fi
\ifvoid\absbox\else\clearpage\unvbox\absbox\par\vskip30pt\fi
\ifvoid\keybox\else\unvbox\keybox\par\vskip10pt\fi
%\hrule\vskip12pt
\end{center}%
}

but I can not bring the footnote to the title page and it goes after the abstract (2nd page). Can someone help me with this?

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Have you been asked by the journal to use class elsarticle? If yes, do not change the layout, and please never do change an original class. If no, do you need to use this class or can you use another one? – Mensch Sep 20 '17 at 0:41
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So I managed to fix it by further changing the elsarticle class in case any one needs to do it: first you have to make the title page empty with bringing the footnote with corresponding author by changing the following section:

\long\def\MaketitleBox{%
\resetTitleCounters
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\begin{center}%
\def\baselinestretch{1}%
\Large\@title\par\vskip18pt
\normalsize\elsauthors\par\vskip10pt
\footnotesize\itshape\elsaddress\par\vskip36pt
%  \hrule\vskip12pt
%  \hrule\clearpage
%  \ifvoid\absbox\else\unvbox\absbox\par\vskip10pt\fi
   \printFirstPageNotes
   \ifvoid\absbox\else\clearpage\unvbox\absbox\par\vskip30pt\fi
   \ifvoid\keybox\else\unvbox\keybox\par\vskip10pt\fi
 % \hrule\vskip12pt
\end{center}%
}

Afterwards, you have to comment out all rest of commands :

 %  \thispagestyle{pprintTitle}%
 %  \printFirstPageNotes

This way you will have a title page with corresponding author info on the bottom.

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