My goal is adding more than one author with different affiliations, it will look like something:

Author A, Author B, Author C, Author D and Author E
       A,B,C Department of Computer Science
      D,E Department of Mechanical Engineering
         Email A,B,C,D,E @university.edu
                 Latex University

is that possible to do it without using any packages, if not packages are welcome.


Edit: i came up with Thorsten Donig's solution however i have the problem of symbols that appear weirdly.

enter image description here

  • 1
    Do you want this on a stand-alone title page or as part of of a title as it would be used for an article or paper? The titlepage environment (for stand-alone title pages) gives you freedom to typeset the authors just like you want, Jan 24, 2011 at 10:48
  • Double column article.
    – berkay
    Jan 24, 2011 at 16:57
  • 2
    I'd like a working answer to this question myself, using the symbols. Can anyone fix @ThorstenDonig's answer?
    – Canageek
    Nov 23, 2011 at 18:21
  • Related question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1408/… Nov 23, 2011 at 18:54
  • @Canageek: I do not understand your question. You say you would like to duplicates achemso as closely as possible and then say the answer seems very similar already. How do you want to fix the given answer? What should be removed? What should be added?
    – Sony
    Nov 24, 2011 at 17:56

9 Answers 9


A short example with the authblk package. It is not exactly what you are looking for, but comes quite close.


\title{More than one Author with different Affiliations}
\author[1]{Author A\thanks{[email protected]}}
\author[1]{Author B\thanks{[email protected]}}
\author[1]{Author C\thanks{[email protected]}}
\author[2]{Author D\thanks{[email protected]}}
\author[2]{Author E\thanks{[email protected]}}
\affil[1]{Department of Computer Science, \LaTeX\ University}
\affil[2]{Department of Mechanical Engineering, \LaTeX\ University}

\renewcommand\Authands{ and }


 *File List*
 article.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
  size11.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
   t1enc.def    2005/09/27 v1.99g Standard LaTeX file
inputenc.sty    2008/03/30 v1.1d Input encoding file
    utf8.def    2008/04/05 v1.1m UTF-8 support for inputenc
   t1enc.dfu    2008/04/05 v1.1m UTF-8 support for inputenc
  ot1enc.dfu    2008/04/05 v1.1m UTF-8 support for inputenc
  omsenc.dfu    2008/04/05 v1.1m UTF-8 support for inputenc
 authblk.sty    2009/11/18 1.3 (PWD)

enter image description here

  • Donig, thanks i came up with ur solution however i have some problems, i uploaded the picture and edited my question, can you help me why this occurs?
    – berkay
    Jan 24, 2011 at 19:58
  • @berkay: Unfortunately I can't comprehend this problem. I attached a picture of the resulting output. Perhaps a matter of outdated packages. See my list of used files. You can obtain this list by adding the \listfiles command as very first line to the sample code. Jan 24, 2011 at 21:14
  • @ Thorsten Donig, the problem is solved after removing the \thanks{[email protected]}, now is there any other solution for adding the e-mail addresses:)
    – berkay
    Jan 25, 2011 at 3:28
  • @berkay: Did you check your package versions as I suggested? As shown above it works fine for me. But you could abuse the \date command to insert the required information manually. Jan 25, 2011 at 18:09
  • @Thorsten: can we change *1 with 1* after Author A? That is I need first the letter indicating the affiliation and then * for the footnote.
    – Stat
    Oct 19, 2013 at 14:14

@Canageek: Is this what you want? enter image description here

If so, then credit should go to Thorsten Donig as I read a "document" on authblk package and made few changes to Donig's answer.


\title{More than one Author with different Affiliations}
\author[*]{Author A}
\author[*]{Author B}
\author[*]{Author C}
\author[**]{Author D}
\author[**]{Author E}
\affil[*]{Department of Computer Science, \LaTeX\ University}
\affil[**]{Department of Mechanical Engineering, \LaTeX\ University}

\renewcommand\Authands{ and }


Edit: If you want to use a dagger instead of ** , then replace (every) ** with $\dag$.

  • 2
    Very good, this works. It seems pretty much identical to the answer above, am I missing anything? What does the \rnewcommand at the bottom do?
    – Canageek
    Nov 28, 2011 at 0:33
  • 2
    I'm trying to add a new bounty with 50 rep for your work fixing it, if I can't...I'm sorry, thank you for your work.
    – Canageek
    Nov 28, 2011 at 0:41
  • It changes ", and" to " and". If you prefer ", and" then comment it out.
    – Sony
    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:01
  • 2
    No, I like yours better. Stupid Oxford comma. I've gone around and upvoted questions and answers of yours I like to make up for you not getting the bounty- You've probably got more reputation for that anyway.
    – Canageek
    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:07
  • I agree that this is simpler and works well
    – Vass
    Sep 26, 2012 at 1:39

The titling package has capacities to typeset authors like this. See the documentation for the details.

  • 3
    Nowadays this wouldn't qualify as answer anymore
    – MERose
    Nov 12, 2020 at 22:35

@Canageek, I understand your concern so I hope my solution at that time will help you

%use your conference package
%for math


%don't want date printed
%make title bold and 14 pt font (Latex default is non-bold, 16 pt)
\title{\Large \bf Paper Name here}
%\thanks {Use thanks if u you need it}
%for single author (just remove % characters)
\author[1]{\rm Name1}
\author[2]{\rm Name2}
\author[1,2]{\rm Name3}
\author[2]{\rm Name4}
\affil[1]{Department of Computer Science and Engineering}
\affil[2]{Department of Electrical Engineering}
\affil[ ]{X University}
\affil[ ]{Address Line}
\affil[ ]{\textit {\{email1,email2,email3,email4\}@xyz.edu}}


This solution worked for me. I hope it helps. This will produce 1,2 not symbols. Many conferences has packages already supports the symbols for the authors however in my case the package of the conference was just deprecating the symbols. So I prefer just the numbers instead of the symbols.

  • usenix isn't in TeXLive so I can't test your solution. Is that package essential?
    – Canageek
    Nov 24, 2011 at 23:36
  • No, it's not you can use whatever you want even you can just delete it.
    – berkay
    Nov 25, 2011 at 7:38
  • Alright, I got it working as you said. If I don't get a better option when reviewing the answers below I'll use this. Thank you. Also: Why are you using \bf in once place, and \textit in another? Old habits?
    – Canageek
    Nov 28, 2011 at 0:28
  • Actually, this seems to be identical to the answer below, except for the comment about $\dag$
    – Canageek
    Nov 28, 2011 at 0:33
  • 1
    I've gone over your questions and answers and tried to upvote things I liked to make up for not being able to award you the bounty.
    – Canageek
    Nov 28, 2011 at 1:10

I've come up with a solution without the use of additional packages (authblk). It gives almost exactly what the OP wants.

Basically, it provides a command \affmark which uses \textsuperscript to typeset the navigation symbols. The command takes an optional argument that specifies which symbol to use, which defaults to a star *. You can use \dag, \ddag etc like footnote, or numbers as in the following example.

% Use your conference documentclass or package.

% If your conference documentclass or package defines these macros,
% change these macros to different names.
\newcommand*{\affaddr}[1]{#1} % No op here. Customize it for different styles.

% Don't want date printed
% Make title large and bold
\title{\Large\bfseries Paper Name Here}

% Target typesetting:
% Author A, Author B, Author C, Author D and Author E
%        A,B,C Department of Computer Science
%       D,E Department of Mechanical Engineering
%          Email A,B,C,D,E @university.edu
%                  Latex University

Author A\affmark[1], Author B\affmark[1], Author C\affmark[1], Author D\affmark[2], and Author E\affmark[2]\\
\affaddr{\affmark[1]Department of Computer Science}\\
\affaddr{\affmark[2]Department of Mechanical Engineering}\\
\affaddr{\LaTeX\ University}%


And it produces: Output document

  • How can I put the two affiliation lines into one line?
    – Admia
    May 6, 2017 at 4:33
  • 1
    @Admia, you just delete the \\ at the end of the first \affaddr line
    – alick
    May 6, 2017 at 14:00
\title{Self-organizing and Self-reconfigurable \\
       Event Routing in Ad Hoc Networks \\with Causal Dependency Awareness}

       Virginia Tech
%       [email protected]\\
%       [email protected]\\
% 3rd. author
       The MITRE Corporation
%       [email protected]\\

\DeclareRobustCommand*{\IEEEauthorrefmark}[1]{\raisebox{0pt}[0pt][0pt]{\textsuperscript{\footnotesize #1}}}
\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{author1\affmark[1], author2\affmark[2]}
\IEEEauthorblockA{\textit{\affmark[1,2]School of Computer Science and Engineering} \\
\affmark[1,2]city, India \\
\affmark[1][email protected], \affmark[2][email protected]}



It can be used for IEEE papers.

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX.SX. Can you extend your answer and add some explanations?
    – Johannes_B
    May 27, 2019 at 5:01

A quick temporary way. Just add spaces before the superscript.


\author[\space\space 1]{Your Name \thanks{Address}}

instead of

\author[1]{Your Name \thanks{Address}}

Without any other Latex packages.

enter image description here

Author A$^1$~~~
Author B$^1$~~~
Author C$^1$~~~
Author D$^2$~~~
Author E$^2$~~~
$^1$Department of Computer Science, \LaTeX\ University
$^2$Department of Mechanical Engineering, \LaTeX\ University

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .