{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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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 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 ...
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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How can I add lots of authors (8 or so) without overfilling the area?

I am writing a document for a group project and I obviously want to include everyone who was worked on this documentation but I'm not sure how I should properly add so many authors to one LaTeX ...
5
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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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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: 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?
4
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove lettering for references with same first author, different second author, and same year

I have 2 references with same first author but different other authors and same year (2006). Currently, these entries are appearing as 2006a and 2006b in my bibliography and in-text citations. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Citation “et al.” only for four and more authors with natbib and jf.bst

I am using the package natbiband the following jf.bst-file for the citation in my thesis http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/stanton/texintro/. According to the citation requirements the citation has to ...
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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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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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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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Right way of citing: First author and year the same, co-authors differ

We had a short discussion about distinguishing bibliography, if the first author and the year is the same, but the co-authors differ. M Now I'm facing a similiar "problem" by myself or rather do not ...
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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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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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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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only display all authors, of multi-author works, the first time a citation is used with biblatex

Some style manuals recommend that you, with more than two authors, only use all of the names in the first citation and afterwards just use the last name of the first author followed by “et al.” I ...
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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 }} ...