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How can I make the reference list as: 4 letters a gap and the two numbers of the year,

[Taja 00a] E. Tajahuerce and B. Javidi, "Encrypting
three-dimensional information with digital holography," Appl. Opt., 39, 6595-6601, (2000).

where [Taja 00a] means the first four letter of the author's surname, a space, and the year (only two numbers).

Also, I would like to cite this reference as [Taja 00a].

I have been reading the natbib package and trying different things such as \citep or \citealp, and the \setcitestyle command. Nothing lucky so far. Could anyone help me define this please?

This is a minimal example I am testing on.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{xstring}
\usepackage[style=alphabetic,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{Thesis_References.bib}

\DeclareLabelalphaTemplate{
  \labelelement{
    \field[strwidth=4,strside=left,names=1,lowercase]{labelname}
    }
  \labelelement{
    \field[strwidth=2,strside=right]{year}
    }
}

\renewcommand{\labelalphaothers}{}

\DeclareFieldFormat{labelalpha}{\padded{#1}}

\begin{document}

\cite{JavidiBOOK:2005}, \cite{Matoba:09}. \cite{Matoba:04, Unnikrishnan:06}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

closed as too localized by Marco Daniel, percusse, Mensch, Torbjørn T., Thorsten Apr 18 '13 at 19:25

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  • If you're ready to use the biblatex package, you might want to check out: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/105690/… – Christoph B. Apr 16 '13 at 17:29
  • Are you already using a bibliography style such as alpha? Please advise. – Mico Apr 16 '13 at 18:16
  • Thanks very much for your tips. I am testing the biblatex using alphaTemplate. Haven't got what I want yet. Please help. – Shea Apr 17 '13 at 15:06
  • @Shea: Which "alphaTemplate"? Can you provide a minimal working example with your current settings? – Marco Daniel Apr 17 '13 at 15:20
  • @MarcoDaniel How do I get the \printbibliography work. The reference list can not be shown. – Shea Apr 17 '13 at 15:45