# Show affiliation directly under author name

I'm working on a paper with three authors, each with different affiliations. I want to list the authors such that their names are on one line and their affiliations are on another line just below it, lined up so that each affiliation is directly under the author name. Is there a way to accomplish this without manually spacing the affiliations? I've tried including a table in the author box but I get errors for using a table before the document begins.

As of now I have the affiliations in a footnote, and this is the code

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}

%opening
\title{ This is a Paper }
\author{Author A\footnote{Affiliation A}, Author B\footnote{Affiliation B}, and Author C\footnote{Affiliation C}}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\end{document}


EDIT: There is a similar question in which one of the answers uses a custom function to display the affiliation directly under the author name, but the author names are scattered in a grid. If possible, I'd like to have the author names remain in a list like

Author A, Author B, and Author C

with the affiliations directly under the author names.

• Welcome to StackExchange! Does this answer help? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/381530/… It achieves the wanted effect Jan 29, 2019 at 20:43
• Thanks for the response! The link isn't actually super helpful; let me edit my question to clarify why not. Given how I worded my question the link would have been helpful.
– jwil
Jan 29, 2019 at 21:01

Just use standard LaTeX syntax inside the argument of \author, i.e., use \and to separate the three author blocks. Then each block should be of the form

Author Name \\ Author Affiliation


\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\title{ This is a Paper }
\author{Author A\\ \small Affiliation A % "\small" is optional
\and
Author B\\ \small Affiliation B
\and
Author C\\ \small Affiliation C}
\date{\today}

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

• Thank you! This was exactly what I was looking for. I did edit the original question before I saw your answer, but simply adding a comma after authors A and B and the word "and" before author C achieved the desired effect. It looks a little clunky but it's what the editor wants.
– jwil
Jan 29, 2019 at 21:16