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There's nothing special about having LaTeX generate the bibliography early rather than late in the document. There is certainly no need for a special package or a specialized document class. If you use BibTeX or biblatex to generate the formatted bibliographic entries, all you need to do is to execute the bibliography-creating macro -- \bibliography and ...


Use \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num-names} instead of \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num} Then \citet{SmithDow} wrote will print Smith and Dow [1] wrote


For those who are interested in console applications, there's BMC (written in Python, thus portable): https://github.com/Phyks/BMC It does import metadata automatically, and keeps a nice .bib file. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the program or its author. It's nifty, though.


I have figured out how to do this. The basic idea is to use a home-made macro name in place of \cite and define that macro differently based on whether we're compiling as a stand-alone document or as part of a thesis. A complete example is shown below. Do not be intimidated by the large number of files; what's actually going on is really simple so just ...


I guess the easiest way is to do it manually in the .bib file by changing the pages you're inserting: pages = "253--268" -> pages = "253--68"

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