I am writing a beamer presentation and I would like citations to appear (in the text!) like "Doe et al., Journal of Latex Greatness, 2007". Instead if I use only the \cite{} command (together with apalike bibliography style). I only get the author and date [Doe et al., 2007]. Do you have any ideas? I use a large bibtex file that stores all the relevant information.

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    There are certain decisions made by the beamer author mostly concerning the simplicity and this is another one. In a presentation at most you need a name and a year and every slide, ideally, should be designed individually for the maximum clarity. What you are suggesting is against that view and also I think it's going to be ugly. However you can use other .bst styles for example tex.stackexchange.com/questions/43179/… – percusse Apr 20 '13 at 10:25
  • thx! lets say I do not care whether it is ugly or not ;-) do you have in mind what I should change in the bst file in order to obtain this ? many thanks! – Fabio Apr 20 '13 at 10:47
  • If you use the natbib citation management package, you could use its \citetext command to include nearly arbitrary amounts and types of text in the citation. Incidentally, even though you say that you don't care whether or not the material in a slide is ugly, I would still venture to guess that you do care to make your presentation effective. Unless you happen to have two or more citations by "Doe et al" published in a given year, I can't think of a single good reason for providing the journal name of the publication in the citation -- especially not if it's for a beamer presentation. – Mico Apr 20 '13 at 11:42

This is easy to obtain with biblatex:

\usepackage[style=authoryear, natbib=true]{biblatex}
Two nice articles are  
\citetitle{ZINC} \citep{ZINC}  and  
\citetitle{Jorgensen} by \citeauthor{Jorgensen} 
in \citeyear {Jorgensen}.  

The file test.bib is:

author = {Irwin, John J and Shoichet, Brian K},
title = {{ZINC--a free database of commercially available compounds for virtual screening.}},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling},
year = {2005},
volume = {45},
number = {1},
pages = {177--182},

author = {Jorgensen, WL},
title = {{The many roles of computation in drug discovery}},
journal = {Science},
year = {2004},
volume = {303},
number = {5665},
pages = {1813--1818},

(References obtained from Cite bibliography in beamer with a concrete style)


  • Dear downvoter, can you explain why the downvote? – Fran Jan 28 '15 at 17:44

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