{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 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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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. ...