I keep finding answers to similar questions, which do not apply to me, or do not respect the constraints I have. So I'm posting a new one. I am a single author of a paper, and I have two affiliations. I would like to obtain the following effect:

My name^{1,2}

  1. My first affiliation
  2. My second affiliation

And here are my comments and constraints:

  • I must use the \thanks command for at least the first affiliation, as this is imposed by the editors of the publication.

  • I cannot use the package authblk or other packages.

  • The numbers 1,2 above are for reference only. I can use any footnote marks. However,

  • I intend to display a separate footnote mark for the affiliation, so breaking a line in the first footnote, and display only the number 1. is not an option.

  • I normally see this question answered with multiple authors and multiple affiliations, for which I understand there is a solution, but does not seem to apply to my case.

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    Which documentclass are you going to use? Best give a small, but complete (compilable) example that illustrates your basic document setup. Without it, it is difficult to give a reliable answer. – gernot Nov 5 '19 at 14:52
  • One possible approach (and rather a cop-out) is to enter them together, separated by a semicolon, If the usual footnote presentation is used for \thanks, you could also try putting them onto separate lines by entering them as affiliation 1.\endgraf affiliation 2. – barbara beeton Jan 5 at 15:16

It is hard to know what will work without knowing your documentclass. Does this work for you?

Chris Q. Doe\thanks{My first institution}\supit{b} 

\supit{b}My second institution

Why not use two \thanks commands? You could use \, to separate the footnote marks or even do something like $^{,}$ to get your superscript comma.

  • Good idea, but how these will be presented depends unambiguously on what document class is being used. For example, AMS article document classes put \thankses on the first page, and affiliations on the last page. – barbara beeton Dec 6 '19 at 13:59
  • (Good to see you, Barbara) The handling of authors and affiliations is a bit of a mess in LaTeX in general. Unfortunately, the default classes set up a situation which doesn't translate well to many journals' formats so the correct input ends up not being document class–agnostic. – Donald Hosek Dec 6 '19 at 20:13

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