Apologies if this has been asked and answered before, but while I've been able to resolve some of my queries from this resource, I can't seem to find an answer to this one.
I have my own preferred bibliography style for my PhD dissertation, and I've managed to produce almost exactly what I want using
makebst.tex. My style (
mythesis.bst) removes all full stops (aka periods) from acronyms and abbreviations, including author name initials and journal abbreviations. However, "et al." irritatingly appears with the full stop in both the citation and bibliography. Is there a tweak I can make to the
mythesis.bst file and/or
\cite series of commands to remove the full stop? I also have a horrible feeling that "ed." (for editor) is going to appear with a full stop too, so a similar question applies.
I'm using the TexLive 2011 distribution on Windows 7 and
JabRef as my bibliography manager. Please be gentle, as (a) I'm a LaTeX beginner and (b) I'm a biologist!