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I need to use a "modified Harvard" citation style for one of my papers, in which the citation should look like

(Jones, 1990:99)

where the author is Jones, the year is 1990 and the page is 99.

The closest I could get to that is via the natbib command:

\citep[99]{jones} yields: (Jones, 1990, 99)

But this isn't quite what I'm looking for. I would appreciate any ideas/suggestions.


[EDIT] Example:




Hello. \citep[99]{jones} 


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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – Marco Daniel Aug 5 '12 at 15:29
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Insert \setcitestyle{notesep={:}}in your preamble. It changes the separator from standard , to :.

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Great, thank you! – rmihalyi Aug 6 '12 at 14:29

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