Is there a standard referencing style that uses only last names in the citations? Suppose I have a reference by John Smith and Karen Doe. From what I read here, most styles use one of three classes of citation:
- Purely numeric, e.g. , [4-6]
- Short alphanumeric, e.g. [DS2012]
- Last name, first initial, e.g. "Smith, F. & Doe, K"
I would like a variant on the last class in which just the last names are used, and I would prefer if it were an existing style I could download so I wouldn't have to hack an existing style.
If there is no existing style that does this or has it as an option, can someone tell me how to modify a common one, maybe apasoft?
Also, if the maximum number of names listed before switching to et al. could be sensible, e.g. 3, that would be helpful.
FYI: this is for a conference presentation where I'd like the citations to be more memorable than options 1 or 2 above, but shorter than option 3, hence the removal of the first initials.