{author-number} is about the number of authors displayed in bibliographies/citations for multi-author works. If you use this tag, add the appropriate tags specifying the bibliography packages and/or backend programs you use, e.g., {bibtex}, {natbib}, or {biblatex}.

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biblatex: How to set maxbibname to different values in different refsections?

I have a document with several refsections. In one of them I'd like to set maxbibnames=99 (or rather: keep the value global set in the preamble), but in another I'd like to set maxbibnames=3. Is ...
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natbib: how to display partial authors in reference

I am using natbib to manage my references, now I have a problem: my reference list always displays all author names of an article: Marcel H. Schulz, Daniel R. Zerbino, Martin Vingron, and Ewan ...
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How do I instruct \fullcite to use maxbibnames rather than maxcitenames?

For my PhD thesis, I am including a List of appended papers automagically. To generate the references, I used to use \bibentry, but now I switched to biblatex and headed for \fullcite hoping it to be ...
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Too many authors in author field

My problem: I have a very long list of authors for a few papers - apparently bibtex can´t handle that. Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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biblatex: separate maxnames for authors and editors

I am using biblatex/biber and would like to have separate maxnames values for author and editor lists. What is the cleanest way to do this?
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bibLatex alphabetic style, maximal authors alphabetic style [duplicate]

I use biblatex with the biber backend and the alphabetic style. When I cite a paper which is written by many authors (eg. Aname Bname Cname Dname) the BibTex entry will look like this: [Ana+97] but ...
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Biblatex: Modify maxcitenames to work in three cases

Classically maxcitenames in biblatex ist set to something like \usepackage[maxcitenames=2,style=authoryear]{biblatex} to get the following citations: One author name if there is only one author Two ...
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How to show only first author for one bibtex entry [closed]

How to show only first author for one particular bibtex entry? I am using scrbook if that info is of any value for this.
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BibTeX: Citations appear with three names instead of first name + et al

I use natbib and the bibliography style aipauth4-1.bst. When I cite entries that have 3 authors, all three names appear in the text. It is the first time I see something like that, other bst styles do ...
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Managing number of authors shown in a citation

I'm using \bibliographystyle{phil_review} and when I cite a paper with more than two authors it automatically appears as 'XX et. al.' What's the simplest way to control for the number of authors ...
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How to produce full author list in the first citation instead of “et al.” in *achicago* package?

I use the achicago package and need to produce full list of authors when a source is cited for the first time and then "et al." afterwords. I found that natbib has a longnamesfirst option that does ...
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biblatex is ignoring maxcitenames

I am using the following line in my document: \usepackage[citestyle=apa,maxcitenames=2,bibstyle=authoryear,doi=true,url=true]{biblatex} However, biblatex ignores maxcitenames, and prints out every ...
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citestyle=authoryear, change delimiter [duplicate]

Using the authoryear style, I want to cite works of two authors as A & B and more as A, et al., while listing authors as a A, b B and c C in the bibliography. Also, the whole citation should be a ...
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Are maxnames or minnames legal options for printbibliography?

I haven't been doing much LaTeX'ing and just installed TeX live 2012 last night. Now one of my documentation projects stops compiling due to the following snippet: \chapter{List of publications} ...
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maxnames in biber

I'm trying to set maxnames in my biber option, but it doesn't work. I don't really understand what I'm doing wrong. My MWE is: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,german]{scrartcl} ...
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How to tweak 3-5 authors citation with the biblatex-apa style?

One thing about the biblatex-apa style I could not get used to, is the 3-5 authors citation: if the authors number is between 3-5, all of them will be printed in citation. e.g. Biblatex-apa style: ...
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Limiting the number of authors that appear in the bibliography [duplicate]

I am using natbib bibliography style. Some references have multiple authors that take over a page to list in the bibliography. Is there a way to limit the number of authors?
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How to modify APA Biblatex style to look like “elsarticle-harv” style?

I have been using the \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-harv} style for a long time, since I newly swtiched to biblatex and it is only for natbib, so how to modify the default biblatex style or ...
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BibTex/Natbib: References with exactly three authors require all authors on first occurence and first author et al on further occurences

I'm writing a paper for a journal (MNRAS, the UK Royal Astronomical society journal) which requires that when I cite any papers with exactly three authors, I need to give the full author list at the ...
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How to render a normal and compressed version of the bibliography in one document?

I use biblatex and biber for the bibliography and I came to the problem that I need a subset of the bibliography to be in verbose style (all authors for 5 references) and at another place in the ...
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Biblatex mincitenames not respected with authoryear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set limit to one author when using “et al.” in biblatex I am using biblatex to manage the bibliography of a large document. Everything is working fine, but I have found ...
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natbib, et al by more than one author

I've got some problems with my bibliography style Code: \usepackage[square]{natbib} \usepackage[english,ngerman{babel} \begin{document} \chapter{Einleitung} Text..... \citep{Marley2009} ...
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I don't get 'et al.' when I have a long author list

I am using an article with a long author list, like this: author = {{H.Oumerachi and A.Kortenhaus and William Allsop and Maarten and Groot and Roger Crouch and Han Vrijling and Hessel Voortman }} ...
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biblatex: Setting maxbibnames option truncates to first name + et al., not to the maxbibnames value

I'm using: biblatex 1.7.1; biber (0.9.6 I guess) and working on LyX on Kubuntu 12.04. For example, I'm setting in my .bbx file the value to 6: \ExecuteBibliographyOptions { maxbibnames = 6 } ...
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biblatex: How to set citation options per citation command?

In the alphabetic style, I am using maxcitenames=4 and minnames=3 as global options. However, when using \textcite instead of \cite, these settings are pretty unreasonable, and I want it to behave as ...
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Set limit to one author when using “et al.” in biblatex

In the header of my document I set the maximal author names to 2: \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp, maxbibnames=9, maxcitenames=2, backend=biber]{biblatex} Now, when I cite texts with two ...
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APA-Biblatex Problem with amount of authors

I've got a problem with the biblatex-apa version. Here is the relevant part of my header: \documentclass[ a4paper, 12pt, headings=normal bibtotoc, pointlessnumbers ]{scrartcl} ...
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biblatex name format that recedes to 'et al.' immediately

I am having my biblatex defaults to switch to 'et al.' rather late (past three authors). Now I have occasions where the repeated mention of an author asks for a short form 'Author et al.', ...
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Biblatex-apa: No change of citation with three authors to “et al.” (“/u.a.” in german) after first citing the source

in my doc, biblatex-apa seems not to change citation-style to "et al." for a source with three authors after first citing that source, if there are other citations in between. So, when citing the ...
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author year style with biblatex

I have asked about a specific referencing style and was recommended to use biblatex. I was given a nice answer author order in plainnat but then I would like to make minor changes: The "et al." ...
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biblatex – et al. beginning from second citation?

Basically all I need to know is how I can use "et. al" beginning from the second citation of a source. I am using the following \usepackage[ natbib=true, style=authoryear ]{biblatex} I need ...
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Use et al. in biblatex custom style

I have been working on a custom biblatex style, for which I want the bibliography to display at most 2 authors, meaning that the entries should be either: First (single author) First & Second ...
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Biblatex authoryear-icomp: maxnames not working or I don't get it

I have been fighting quite a while with the following problem (which might be related to some strange previous errors in my document): I use authoryear-icomp with the following options and XeLaTeX ...
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How to personalize \citeauthor command

I'm writing thesis using tuned report class, biblatex and biber for bibliography. bib file entries are generated by ScienceDirect export citation feature and style is czech-iso. For referring to some ...
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Controlling abbreviation of author names list using natbib

I am using the natbib package with the aspr style. The command \citep{key} prints "(Smith et al., 2011)" if the number of authors is more than 3. How can I change it so that it uses the "et al." ...
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Two questions about Classic Thesis [duplicate]

The first is that, although I like the fact that long citations are in the form J. Doe et al. in the chapters, I don't want it in the actual bibliography ; how can I do that? The second is that the ...
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Label only from first author

With the following example, I tried to get a label only made of from the first author using maxcitenames. But unfortunately it seems not to work. Do I miss something? \RequirePackage{filecontents} ...
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biblatex: Setting maxnames on individual entries

I'm using biblatex (with biber as backend). I use the global maxnames option to shorten author lists (with "et al."). However, I would like to create some exceptions to this rule for some specific ...
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BibTeX: How can I automatically reduce long author lists to “xxx et al.”?

I have several entries in my list of references that include of the order of 40 authors. Is there a way to make bibtex automatically reduce these lists to e.g. the first name + "et al."? I don't want ...
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I need to make a slightly-less-than-\fullcite

I am attempting to adapt the tufte-latex style to typeset a Ph.D dissertation. The style currently uses the natbib/bibentry package to insert full-text citations as numbered side-notes, and also emits ...
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How do I truncate the author list and substitute et al.?

Can someone please tell me if there is a way to truncate more than 2 authors for a publication and substitute it by et al. instead? I am using BibTeX.
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biblatex: Max names in alphabetic citation key

Is it possible to set the number of names to appear in a bibliography entry differently from the maximum number of names that appear in the citation key (using alphabetic style)? For example, ...
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Inconsistent Author et al Behavior with LaTeX+BibTeX

I am having some issues while using BibTeX to cite papers in an article I am writing. The journal I am submitting to supplies their own *.bst and *.sty files that are supposed to format to the ...
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Biblatex: Have only one author in citation — multiple articles with same first author, different year

\documentclass{article} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} @article{author99, title = {A fine title}, year = {1899}, author = {An Author and Another Bauthor and Yeta Cauthor}, journal = {Madness} } ...
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biblatex: Set citation options on a cite-by-cite basis

Here's the deal: I have a biblatex bibliography with a prenote. The prenote contains a citation with a lot of authors. I want it to behave as if it were obeying maxnames=3. But I want my bibliography ...
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Two papers that abbreviate to the same Author et al (1999) in text

I have two citations like @ARTICLE{Openshaw1999a, author = {Openshaw, S. and Turton, I. and Macgill, J}, title = {Using the Geographical Analysis Machine to Analyze Limiting Long-term ...
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Bibtex Automatic replacement of 4+ authors with et al.

When copying bibtex entries from journal websites, they usually include a lot of information, and not all of it is necessary depending on the journal you are submitting the paper too. Currently I ...
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How to make \citet* display full list of authors?

When I am using the natbib package with apalike bibliography style \citet* displays only an abbreviated list of authors, such as Lemarechal et al. (1995). How can I make it display a full list of ...
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biblatex: displaying all authors of multi-author works in the bibliography

I'm using the biblatex package to add citations and a bibliography to my LaTeX document. I've noticed that only the first author plus "et al." is displayed for works with more than three authors. ...