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For example, currently if I do a \cite{name} I get this:

(AUTHOR1, 2000)
(AUTHOR1; AUTHOR2, 2000)

What I'd like is to have et al. beyond 2 authors and have "and" when there are just 2. So:

(AUTHOR1, 2000)
(AUTHOR1 and AUTHOR2, 2000)
(AUTHOR1 et al., 2000)

Is it possible to get that?

I've found these packages being imported by the model:


If I edit the abnt-etal-cite=2 I can get the et al. as I need, but what about the separator between 2 authors names?

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You must be loading some package to get citations in that form: the LaTeX default does not do that. Please provide more detail. – Joseph Wright Aug 5 '10 at 18:22
Oh man I'm a total noob. How do I check that? – bada Aug 5 '10 at 18:24
Two possibles. You might be using a customise class (the part that goes after \documentclass), so the name of your class would be helpful. The other possibility is that you are loading a package to alter the behaviour. The obvious choices are natbib and biblatex. Have you got either of those listed as \usepackage{...}? – Joseph Wright Aug 5 '10 at 18:30
"I've found these packages being imported by the model:" The model? To what do you refer? – vanden Aug 5 '10 at 18:51
I've run across abntcite before: I'm not hopeful of a solution without switching to natbib or biblatex! – Joseph Wright Aug 5 '10 at 19:04

The package abntcite is not available on CTAN. According to this discussion, the package and/or the accompanying style files were somewhat faulty two years ago. I suggest that you use the package biblatex instead, which handles author names the way you want.




  author = {Author, A.},
  year = {2010},
  title = {And now for something completely different},

  author = {Author, A. and Buthor, B.},
  year = {2010},
  title = {And now for something completely different},

  author = {Author, A. and Buthor, B. and Cuthor, C.},
  year = {2010},
  title = {And now for something completely different},






% Name cap also in bibliography

% No name cap in bibliography

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I suggest taking out the \usepackage[bibjustif,abnt-etal-cite=3,abnt-full-initials=yes]{abntcite} and putting somewhere \bibliographystyle{plainnat}. That should work. Also, try loading \usepackage[round]{natbib} and using the command \citep{ } for cites in parenthesis and \citet{ } for textual cites.

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