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What is the correct way to cite the following:

[2, and the references therein] [see also 13,15,33]

Should there be a comma after see also? And what is the command to produce it?

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I probably would prefer to use parentheses, i.e. (see also [13,15,33])(see also \cite{ref1, ref2, ref3}) – Alex Sep 6 '12 at 9:47
As @Alex said, and the whole aside not inside the first ref: [2] and the references therein (see also [13,15,33]). But alas, I cannot claim any authority on this issue other than gut feeling (my gut can be quite assertive sometimes). – Harald Hanche-Olsen Sep 6 '12 at 10:07
[2, and the references therein] conventionally refers to the study [2] and in it the Section, Chapter, or Theorem etc. which is called and the references therein. – percusse Sep 6 '12 at 10:58
up vote 10 down vote accepted

The package natbib redefines the \citecommand with optional arguments that do exactly what you are asking for. Here is an example:



    Author = {Author, A},
    Title = {Article},
    Year = {2012}}





\cite[and references therein]{Author2012}

\cite[see][and references therein]{Author2012}



The output looks like this:

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If you prefer author-year citation style, you can remove the [numbers] option when loading the package, and you can replace the square brackets by round brackets with the option [round].

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Some of that is also possible without natbib: \cite[Ch.~1]{Author2012} gives [1, Ch. 1] and \cite[p.~387]{Author2012} gives [1, p. 387]. Any words not relating to the citation should be kept outside the square brackets, see @percusse's comment above. – Alex Sep 6 '12 at 12:36

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