# Using an epigraph at the title page of a JHEP article

I am trying to include a dedication on the title page of an article. To do so, I am using the epigraph environment and command. The problem that I have is that I would like to have the epigraph right after the abstract at the right-bottom of the page.

I tried putting the epigraph command after the abstract but it goes at the top of the page. Any suggestions?

The code is given below

\pdfoutput=1
\documentclass[11pt]{article}
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\usepackage{jheppub}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{braket}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{mathrsfs}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{empheq}
\usepackage{appendix}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{slashed}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\graphicspath{{Figs/}}
\usepackage{cleveref}
\usepackage{hyperref, pdfsync, epstopdf, enumerate}
\usepackage{epigraph}
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citecolor={Red},
urlcolor={Red}}
\def\myurl#1#2{\href{http://#1}{#2}}
\def\hhref#1{\href{http://arxiv.org/abs/#1}{arXiv:#1}} % in bibliography
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\begin{document}
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\title{My project}
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\author[a]{author a,}
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\affiliation[a]{some affiliation}
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\abstract{this is the abstract placeholder}
\epigraph{my dedication}{}
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\maketitle
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\setcounter{page}{1}\setcounter{footnote}{0}
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\newpage
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\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{\arabic{footnote}}
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\section{Introduction}
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\clearpage
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\bibliography{lit}{}
\bibliographystyle{utphys}

\end{document}


I also tried to include the command after the maketitle command but then the code simply places the epigraph after the contents.

• Add a blank line between the abstract and the \epigraph command. – Bernard Oct 17 at 21:06
• @Bernard if I use the command \newline it gives an error that there is no line there. And if I use \hfill \break nothing happens – DiSp0sablE_H3r0 Oct 18 at 10:26
• I didn't say to use thiscommand, I advised to add a blank line in the code. That is because the \epigraph command has to be written between paragraphs (in vertical mode). – Bernard Oct 18 at 10:28
• @Bernard Sorry, I misunderstood. Thanks for the explanation, however I left a completely blank line between the abstract and the epigraph and the dedication still appears on the top of the page. – DiSp0sablE_H3r0 Oct 18 at 12:37
• I did try them, just commenting some packages that are not installed on my system and seem unrelated to this kind of problem. – Bernard Oct 18 at 13:00

It is \dedicated{...} and places the dedication right beneath the abstract on the titlepage.