At first, I want to clarify that this question is not related to the bibliography or references.

I've downloaded the latex template of MDPI.

I am able to work with the LaTeX template and my journal manuscript is ready. The only problem is I'm unable to edit the footnote where it says Submitted to Journal Not Specified, pages...

I know that the MDPI may edit it themselves after I submit the manuscript. However, I want to submit it as a perfectly formatted manuscript. I tried to search the footnotes keyword in all the available .tex files (template.tex, journalnames.tex, and mdpi.cls), however, it went on vain. I want to submit my manuscript to the Sensors and I can see its name and other details in the journalnames.tex file. However, I could not edit the footnotes for the Sensors.


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You have to pass the corresponding option to the \documentclass. You said yourself you found the entry of the Sensors journal in the journalnames.tex file:


so you can see that the declared option name is sensors (all lower case), so you have to use:

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    You were faster.... lol
    – Sigur
    Jan 9, 2019 at 11:38
  • It worked. I've one more issue. I can see \corres to add the corresponding author in the template. However, when I compile the file, I cannot see it on the manuscript. \corres is not commented in the latex file. Why is it not working?
    – santobedi
    Jan 10, 2019 at 3:32
  • @santobedi I was checking now a paper I've published there, and it looks like you need the moreauthors option to get \corres to show up. Jan 10, 2019 at 11:32
  • @PhelypeOleinik I fixed it. Instead of \documentclass[sensors]{Definitions/mdpi}, I used \documentclass[sensors,article,submit,moreauthors,pdftex,10pt,a4paper{Definitions/mdpi}] and everything required showed up.
    – santobedi
    Jan 11, 2019 at 1:47
  • @santobedi Recheck that \documentclass specification. I highly doubt you pasted it correctly here. Jan 28, 2022 at 13:09

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