I'm currently using authblk to typeset authors and corresponding affiliation(s) in a proceeding article, one of the authors has no affiliation.

Commands are the following:


\affil[*]{Dept #1}
\affil[**]{Dept #1}

However, the package does not recognize that Name3 has no affiliation, and it's typeset like it's affiliated with Dept #1.

How should I modify the autlblk package to overcome this?

  • Make a blank affiliation and assign it to Name3?
    – Seamus
    Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 13:20
  • No, because it will produce an unwanted superscript... Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 15:47

2 Answers 2


Just put a single space as the marker for author 3 (you need the space, not just []).

\author[ ]{Name3}
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    You'll want to add a \hspace{-1ex} after the space in order to get rid of the space between the author name and, if applicable, the following comma. Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 22:07
  • 1
    As a possible improvement, with UTF-aware latex you can use a zero width space character to avoid possible problems with overshooting the negative hspace. Grab one here: unicode-symbol.com/u/200B.html
    – exa
    Commented Oct 1, 2021 at 10:14

I find a single way.

\author[1]{name 1}
\author[2]{name 2}


In the output, if you do not like the upper script in the affiliation, you add
where I use * to present the space. I notice that one space is not enough, you need at least two space. In my case, I use
\affil[ ]{Email:**@**}
then the upper script disappeared.

  • Welcome, which part of the question does this answer? I am a bit confused.
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Nov 11, 2015 at 18:34
  • Likewise, I'm a little confused about what ends up happening. Would you be able to post a screenshot of the output? Commented Nov 11, 2015 at 19:02

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