How I can cite: Author [Number]?. For example:

Wolsey [8]

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You can achieve this using the natbib package in numerical mode, and its \citet command.

\usepackage{hyperref}  % Hyperlinks bib references.

  Here is a reference: \citet{Ca04}.

sample output


I can do it using flexbib package and \cite command:

\usepackage[plain*,spanish]{flexbib} %in this case the document is in spanish

Here is a reference: \cite{Ca04}.
\newcommand\Myciteauthor[1]{\citeauthor{#1} \cite{#1}}

and use \Myciteauthor instead of \citeauthor in your text

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Without a MWE, your answer is unusable and can even be wrong because the output of cite will depend on the bibliography style used and might not provide a numbered citation.
    – KersouMan
    Jun 24, 2020 at 8:09
  • The author never asked for the IEEE style as far as I can read, hence my comment. Moreover, I don't know who downvoted your answer.
    – KersouMan
    Jun 25, 2020 at 17:36

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