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I create my bibliography using JabRef and include it via:

\bibliographystyle{amsalpha} 
\bibliography{foo} 

When I have two different citations from the same author in the second citation a long line is drawn instead of the authors name. How can I fix this?

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Any other solution, maintaining the \bibliographystyle???? –  user13227 Apr 3 '12 at 8:32
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the answer below solved my problem - so i didn't do anything else.. maybe you should re-ask this question with focus on not changing the \bibliographystyle –  Stephan Apr 3 '12 at 11:37
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The shortest answer is, use a different \bibliographystyle. Using a 3em dash instead of a repeated author name is by design for that bibliography style (if you're curious how they do it, look at the definition and use of bysame and the \bysame macro in the amsalpha.bst file). The alpha style, for example, does not use the 3em dash.

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thanks using alpha did the trick –  Stephan Feb 27 '12 at 19:58
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