I'm using elsarticle class for preparing a manuscript for an Elsevier journal.

However, after I've compiled my document with pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013/Debian), the text written in the Abstract section is not numbered, an associated editor complained about this.

The basic manuscript is as follow:

\usepackage{lineno, hyperref}

\journal{Journal of \LaTeX\ Templates}





\title{Elsevier \LaTeX\ template\tnoteref{mytitlenote}}
\tnotetext[mytitlenote]{Fully documented templates are available in the elsarticle package on \href{http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/elsarticle}{CTAN}.}

%% Group authors per affiliation:
\address{Radarweg 29, Amsterdam}
\fntext[myfootnote]{Since 1880.}

%% or include affiliations in footnotes:
\author[mymainaddress,mysecondaryaddress]{Elsevier Inc}

\author[mysecondaryaddress]{Global Customer Service\corref{mycorrespondingauthor}}
\cortext[mycorrespondingauthor]{Corresponding author}
\ead{[email protected]}

\address[mymainaddress]{1600 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia}
\address[mysecondaryaddress]{360 Park Avenue South, New York}

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\texttt{elsarticle.cls}\sep \LaTeX\sep Elsevier \sep template
\MSC[2010] 00-01\sep  99-00


\section{The Elsevier article class}

Here are two sample references: \cite{Feynman1963118,Dirac1953888}.


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How can I get that all the lines within the Abstract section be numbered?

Thanks in advance, Mauricio


1 Answer 1


Add \begin{linenumbers} and \end{linenumbers} to the abstract section.

Lorem Ipsum....

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