# How to remove affiliation from title

I am writing a paper in APA format and am trying to figure out how to get rid of the "Affiliation" that is printed on the title page. This is what I currently have:

\documentclass[letterpaper,man,natbib]{apa6}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\title{sometitle}
\shorttitle{sometitle}
\author{someauthor}
\abstract{asfdasdfasdf}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


Define a dummy \affiliation (empty doesn't work, \mbox{} does).

\documentclass[letterpaper,man,natbib]{apa6}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\title{sometitle}
\shorttitle{sometitle}
\author{someauthor}
\affiliation{\mbox{}}

\abstract{asfdasdfasdf}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}


By the way, avoid utf8x: it's unmaintained and does nothing that the current utf8 option can do. If you have an up-to-date TeX distribution, \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} can even be omitted.