I'm in the process of writing a paper for an upcoming conference. The conference provides a LaTeX template which can be found here: Information for Authors of Springer Computer Science Proceedings.

Looking at the proceedings of the previous years I noticed a little envelope after the name of the first authors.

Image of this text: "Maxine France-Pillois 1, 2 (✉)"...

However, I was not able to figure out what it means. So my question is what is the meaning of the little envelope after the name of the first author?

  • 8
    Probably that they are the author to contact, the communicating author, about the paper.
    – Jon Custer
    Aug 22 '18 at 13:00
  • 6
    And, in fact, the corresponding author need not be the first author.
    – GEdgar
    Aug 22 '18 at 13:45
  • Full link to the paper. I find the {name1,name2}@domain.com syntax to be jarringly pedantic, but maybe it's just a computer-science thing.
    – E.P.
    Aug 23 '18 at 11:04

With Springer journals, the envelope simply indicates that they are the nominated corresponding author for the paper.

Sources: this forum topic and a Springer 'Instructions to Authors' PDF.

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