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I'm writing a conference proceeding using the standard article class.

To typeset authors and their affiliation I'm using the authblk package, and I'm really satisfied with it.

However, the people writing the paper are a subset of a larger team, so, after the authors' names, I'd like to display a line saying on behalf of NameOfTheTeam (and only then the affiliation).

As an example:

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How can I achieve it? Should I modify the \maketitle macro? Or something inside the authblk package?

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    Put this information in the acknowledgements. Dec 28, 2010 at 13:19
  • Despite providing an answer, I agree with Charles.
    – TH.
    Dec 28, 2010 at 14:18
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    In this case, team policies matter more than LaTeX :) Dec 28, 2010 at 16:50

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I would rather patch the authblk package that you are using as follows:

\documentclass[11pt]{article} 
\makeatletter
\usepackage{authblk}

\def\@author{}
\renewcommand\@author{\ifx\AB@affillist\AB@empty\AB@author\else
      \ifnum\value{affil}>\value{Maxaffil}\def\rlap##1{##1}%
    \AB@authlist \\*[0.3cm]On behalf of a great Team!\\[\affilsep]\AB@affillist
    \else  \AB@authors\fi\fi}
\makeatother

\title{Brief Article}
\author[1]{author1}
\author[1]{author2}
\affil[1]{Institute of Nowhere}
\author[2]{author3}
\affil[2]{Institute of Somewhere}


\begin{document}
\maketitle


\end{document}

Adjust spacing etc to suit!

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  • Great! Look like what I wanted :) I wonder if there is a way to add a command to the package that do the same. Dec 28, 2010 at 18:02
  • @Alessandro You can do that, but I would rather keep it in the preable, that way if there is an update of the original package you do not lose your revision.
    – yannisl
    Dec 28, 2010 at 18:46
  • In fact, I already put a modified copy of the package in my local tree, so any update (despite the fact that the last version is dated 2001) wouldn't be lost :) Dec 29, 2010 at 8:57
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Here's one way to do it.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[margin=0pt]{geometry}

\newcommand*\andnewline{%
        \end{tabular}
        \\[\bigskipamount]
        \begin{tabular}[t]{c}
}
\title{Paper Title}
\author{Author \#1\textsuperscript{2,5} \and
        Author \#2\textsuperscript{2,4} \and
        Author \#3\textsuperscript{2}   \and
        Author \#4\textsuperscript{2}   \and
        Author \#5\textsuperscript{1,3,5}\andnewline
  on behalf of the Biggest Team Ever\andnewline
        \textsuperscript{1}Affiliation \#1; \and
        \textsuperscript{2}Affiliation \#2; \and
        \textsuperscript{3}Affiliation \#3; \and
        \textsuperscript{4}Affiliation \#4; \and
        \textsuperscript{5}Affiliation \#5}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\end{document}

The geometry package is just to get all of the authors fitting on a single line. To be clear, this isn't necessary, and a 0 pt margin shouldn't be used. I used it to distinguish my answer from Herbert's which relied on having exactly one author wrap to the next line.

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  • using \\[\bigskipamount] is word like ... and margin=0pt not realistic ...
    – user2478
    Dec 28, 2010 at 14:57
  • @Herbert: The geometry package isn't required at all. It was just to show that it wasn't relying on having the final author (and only the final author) wrap the way yours was. I also got the \bigskipamount from your solution...
    – TH.
    Dec 28, 2010 at 18:27
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do you mean something like this?

\documentclass{article}

\title{Paper Title}
\author{Author \#1\textsuperscript{2,5} \and
        Author \#2\textsuperscript{2,4} \and
        Author \#3\textsuperscript{2}   \and
        Author \#4\textsuperscript{2}   \and
        Author \#5\textsuperscript{1,3,5}\\[\bigskipamount]
  on behalf of the Biggest Team Ever\\[1cm]~}
\date{\textsuperscript{1}Affiliation \#1; 
      \textsuperscript{2}Affiliation \#2;
      \textsuperscript{3}Affiliation \#3;
      \textsuperscript{4}Affiliation \#4;
      \textsuperscript{5}Affiliation \#5}
\begin{document}
\maketitle

\end{document}
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  • Using \date for that seems very wrong.
    – TH.
    Dec 28, 2010 at 14:05
  • It also only works because Author 5 gets pushed to the next line.
    – TH.
    Dec 28, 2010 at 14:09
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Would a solution involving the titling package and redefining the \maketitlehookb (or whichever) work?

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