I am writing an article for an Elsevier journal.

In my paper, I have 8 sections and before the references, I have an appendix. I defined the Appendix section as \section*{Appendix} since the appendix should not have a number.

I want to add two subsections in the appendix and I want them to be numbered, i.e. I would like to have numbers like A.1 and A.2. If, however, I define the subsections as \subsection, then the number I see is 8.A. How can I change this to A.1?

  • You can switch and reset the numbering by \appendix. But you might jetzt problem with you references afterwards. – faltfe Aug 1 '18 at 9:54
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    How about using the \appendix command? – Bernard Aug 1 '18 at 9:54

Is the \appendix command defined in your template?

\section{Section 1}
\section{Section 2}
% Transition to appendix. Numbering is reset.
\section{Appendix 1}
\subsection{Appendix subsection 1}
\section{Appendix 2}


  • Yes, the template had an \appendix command I was not aware of! – cholo14 Aug 1 '18 at 13:04

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