# Shared author footnotes in REVTeX

REVTeX automatically combines \email and \thanks macros into a single footnote, and uses the same footnote if multiple authors share the exact same set of macros.

Is there any way to force the \email and \thanks macros to have their own footnotes so that two authors can share the \thanks note?

e.g. I would like the author list to look like:

A. Author,a),b) B. Author,b) C. Author

b) These two authors contributed equally

The Review of Scientific Instruments sample manuscript does this, however I cannot work out how to get this result in REVTeX.

• Please create a minimal working example (MWE) of the "Review of Scientific Instruments" sample manuscript using revtex4-1, so the community has something to work with. – Werner Feb 15 '13 at 6:49

Actually, if you just use \thanks{These two authors contributed equally} under both authors, ReVTeX should map them both to the same footnote. Make sure the text is identical. The code below worked for me, had to remove the email though.

\documentclass[aip,rsi,reprint]{revtex4-1}

\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Whatever}

\author{Roger Rabbit}
\thanks{These two authors contributed equally}
\author{Bugs Bunny}
\thanks{These two authors contributed equally}
%\email[E-mail me at:]{bugs@looney.com}
\affiliation{Looney Tune Studios}

\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[2]
\end{abstract}

\maketitle

\section{Introduction}
\lipsum[1]

String theory\cite{GSW} attempts to provide a theory of everything.

\begin{thebibliography}{1}

\bibitem{GSW} M.~Greene, J.~Schwarz, and
E.~Witten, \textit{Superstring Theory:
Introduction}, (Cambridge University
Press, London, 1985).

\end{thebibliography}

\end{document}

• Can you provide code showing that this actually works? – Andrew Swann Apr 5 '17 at 18:44
• @AndrewSwann yeah, the above worked for me – Brooke H. Apr 5 '17 at 20:49
• Yes, it seems to work, but it is very sensitive to the presence of other fields, so will only work in limited cases. – Andrew Swann Apr 6 '17 at 6:52
• Can you also incorporate the email address? – xuhdev Dec 22 '17 at 19:54

Not a real answer, but to long for a comment.

I don't think that your desired layout is a standard option in REVTeX. Note that the sample manuscript (which you refer to) are created using MS Word :-(.

You can naturally circumvent such limitations, but I fear that this might give you problems when you submit your manuscript. I've been told (I don't know if it's correct), that the APS & AIP journals convert the submitted manuscripts to some non-TeX format.

\documentclass[aip,rsi,reprint]{revtex4-1}

\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\title{Whatever}

\author{Roger Rabbit}
\thanks{These two authors contributed equally}
\author{Bugs Bunny\normalfont\textsuperscript{a,}}
\email[E-mail me at:]{bugs@looney.com}
\affiliation{Looney Tune Studios}

\begin{abstract}
\lipsum[2]
\end{abstract}

\maketitle

\section{Introduction}
\lipsum[1]

String theory\cite{GSW} attempts to provide a theory of everything.

\begin{thebibliography}{1}

\bibitem{GSW} M.~Greene, J.~Schwarz, and
E.~Witten, \textit{Superstring Theory:
Introduction}, (Cambridge University
Press, London, 1985).

\end{thebibliography}

\end{document}


Remark: Bugs Bunny's email address is taken directly from the REVTeX-manual and I don't know if it's an actual email ;-)