Formatting Equally-contribution authors list in PRL journal using LaTeX

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In summary, the conversation discusses the desire to add equally contributing authors in the author list for a PRL paper in latex. The desired format is shown, but the issue arises with the Revtex template automatically placing the affiliation after the author, resulting in incorrect formatting. The solution suggested is to use a double backslash for a line break.
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Hello! I want to add equally contributing authors in the author list for a PRL paper in latex (similar to e.g. this). Basically I want something of the form:

$$\mathrm{author1}^{1,*}, \mathrm{author2}^{2,*}$$
$$1 \ \mathrm{First \ affiliation}$$
$$2 \ \mathrm{Second \ affiliation}$$
$$* \ \mathrm{These \ authors \ contributed \ equally}$$

How can I do it. I tried to do it just as above, but Revtex places automatically the affiliation after the author so I end up with either this:

$$\mathrm{author1}^{1,*,1}, \mathrm{author2}^{2,*,2}$$

or this

$$\mathrm{author1}^{*,1}, \mathrm{author2}^{*,2}$$

Is there a new PRL template I can use? Thank you!
 
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Malamala said:
Hello! I want to add equally contributing authors in the author list for a PRL paper in latex (similar to e.g. this). Basically I want something of the form:

$$\mathrm{author1}^{1,*}, \mathrm{author2}^{2,*}$$
$$1 \ \mathrm{First \ affiliation}$$
$$2 \ \mathrm{Second \ affiliation}$$
$$* \ \mathrm{These \ authors \ contributed \ equally}$$

How can I do it. I tried to do it just as above, but Revtex places automatically the affiliation after the author so I end up with either this:

$$\mathrm{author1}^{1,*,1}, \mathrm{author2}^{2,*,2}$$

or this

$$\mathrm{author1}^{*,1}, \mathrm{author2}^{*,2}$$

Is there a new PRL template I can use? Thank you!
A double backslash should give you a line break.

AM
 
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Andrew Mason said:
A double backslash should give you a line break.

AM
I am not sure what you mean. I don't need a line break
 
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Like this:

\author{First Author$^{1}^*$, Second Author$^{2}^*$ \\\\
\normalsize $^{1}$First Author Institution, City, State, Country \\\\
\normalsize $^{2}$Second Author Institution (if necessary), City, State, Country \\\\
\normalsize e-mail: Author1@email1.com, Author2@email2.com\\\\
\normalsize $^{*}$These authors contributed equally \\\\
}
which compiles to:
1690218445804.png


[Note: in order to have two backslashes appear here on PF you need four backslashes. Type what is seen in the post, not the underlying text
 
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Related to Formatting Equally-contribution authors list in PRL journal using LaTeX

1. How do I indicate equally contributing authors in a PRL manuscript using LaTeX?

In a PRL manuscript, you can indicate equally contributing authors by using a special footnote. Typically, you can use the `\thanks` command to add a footnote that indicates equal contribution. For example: `\author{Author One\thanks{These authors contributed equally to this work.}}` and `\author{Author Two\footnotemark[1]}`.

2. How do I ensure the footnote for equal contribution appears correctly in the author list?

To ensure the footnote appears correctly, you should use the `\footnotemark` command to reference the same footnote for each author who contributed equally. For example: `\author{Author One\thanks{These authors contributed equally to this work.}}` followed by `\author{Author Two\footnotemark[1]}` will ensure that both authors have the same footnote.

3. Can I customize the text of the footnote indicating equal contribution?

Yes, you can customize the text of the footnote. The text within the `\thanks` command can be modified to reflect your specific needs. For example: `\author{Author One\thanks{Author One and Author Two contributed equally to this work.}}` and `\author{Author Two\footnotemark[1]}`.

4. How do I format the author list if there are multiple affiliations?

When there are multiple affiliations, you can use the `\affiliation` command to specify each author's affiliation. For equally contributing authors, you would still use the `\thanks` command for the footnote. For example: `\author{Author One\thanks{These authors contributed equally to this work.}} \affiliation{Institution One}` and `\author{Author Two\footnotemark[1]} \affiliation{Institution Two}`.

5. What if there are more than two equally contributing authors?

If there are more than two equally contributing authors, you can extend the use of the `\footnotemark` and `\footnotetext` commands. For example: `\author{Author One\thanks{These authors contributed equally to this work.}}`, `\author{Author Two\footnotemark[1]}`, and `\author{Author Three\footnotemark[1]}` will indicate that all three authors contributed equally.

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