{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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bibliography not compatible with author-year citations, with all authors and years included

I cannot get my citations to work using natbib, compiling the entire document gives an error Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations. My preamble is the ...
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Limiting the number of authors in the references with IEEEtran

I'm trying to limit the number of authors that appear in the references by putting "et al." when their number is equal or greater than 3. According to the documentation (in page 8), you have to ...
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citations using biblatex? [duplicate]

The following one is working for restricting maximum number of authors for both citations and bibliography but how do we restrict to only citations. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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change maxnumber in the middle of document with biblatex

Is there a possibility to change biblatex's maxnames option in the middle of the document? Background: I am including a list of my own publication at the end of my thesis. I include also some papers ...
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How to shorten natbib bibliography authors to et al

I'm using aastex (which uses natbib) with zotero (which outputs a bib file). I've gone into the natbib abbrvnat.bst file and removed isbn, url & doi etc. At the moment it reads: M. G. Abadi, ...
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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-apa: Multiple citations in the same parentheses with the same first author, but different co-authors get condensed

@MISC{john_big_1991, author = {John, Oliver P. and Donahue, E. M. and Kentle, R. L.}, title = {The Big Five Inventory--Versions 4a and 54}, date = {1991}, langid = {american}, publisher = ...
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Reduce author names to author el al. using jabref, lyx, springer LNCS class on windows [closed]

I had a problem in citing bibtex enteries in my paper created using jabref. I want to show the citation in a format like niazi et al. ({2011}) When I insert citation using lyx, it looks same ...
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can I make apacite citation always use et al. for more than two authors?

The apacite package documentation here: http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/biblio/bibtex/contrib/apacite/apacite.pdf states that whenever citing more than two authors (but less than six), ...
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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: How to make maxcitenames to work with Custom styles?

I was trying to use different Custom styles with Biblatex, but seems that maxcitenames=2 is not properly working with biblatex-apa. The option is working with build-in style (e.g. authoryear,verbose), ...
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Typeset one citation with all authors

I'm using the authoryear style in biblatex with the following options name length options: maxcitenames=1, mincitenames=1, maxbibnames=999, minbibnames=999 So citations (usually issued with \cite) ...
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not always et al, sometime full author list

I am having an odd problem; sometimes the full list of authors is inserted in the text, ie. the citation is not shortened to name et al. (which is what I want). I am confident it is not an error in ...
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Using 'Et al.' rather than a list of authors in citation in main body

I want to use the 'et al' form for the second and third of three authors in a citation in a paragraph. I've the following test entry in Jabref @ARTICLE{testKey, author = {Della Mirandola, A and Della ...
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How to restrict number of cited authors in \citet or \citeasnoun

This is actually a follow up question to How do I truncate the author list and substitute et al.? where I was advised to open a new question. I would like to use \citet or \citeasnoun apparently ...
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Biblatex citations first and last author only

I would like to include only the first and the last author in my citations within the text. In case, there are only two authors, they should be connected by 'and'. For more than two authors, the ...
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New command like \textcite but with only one author

I am using biblatex and a custom numeric-comp style for my references. I really like it the way it works but now I just want to have a new command which does the same as \textcite but truncates the ...
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Set number of author only for parencite biblatex

I'm using biblatex for my bibliography with the author-year style. I'd like to have only one author when using \parencite, e.g. (Anderson et al. 2009). But I want to show all the names in the ...
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APA style in et al. format conversion

I want to generate the APA style reference in et al. format as shown under which I got from endnote… But when try in LaTeX I am getting all authors name typed up as shown below… Here I am attaching ...
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How do I change the number of authors listed in the References section? [duplicate]

I'm using bibtex and apj.bst. I'm citing a paper that has about 40 authors. In the text, it's cited properly as Author1 et al. but in the references section, all 40 are listed. Is there an easy way ...
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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 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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." ...