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If citing several items with \citet, I want to achieve a specific separator (like "and") between the last and the second last item. For example \citet{Grieg,Greg,Gregor} should give something like ...Grieg (2002), Greg (2001) and Gregor (2003) ...

A minimal working example:




  author = {Author, A. A. and Buthor, B. B. and Cuthor, C. C.},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
  author = {Dodelson, D. and Edward, E.},
  year = {2011},
  title = {Beta},


As shown in \citet{A01,B01}, ...



Edit: I have seen the answear by Guido (https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/89634/30051) but it does not work for the authoryear style. Therefore, here the more specific question.

marked as duplicate by Audrey, Heiko Oberdiek, Martin Schröder, Alexander, Xavier Jul 13 '13 at 22:20

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  • You can always use \citet{grieg}, \citet{greg} and \citet{gregor}... but I get your point. – Mario S. E. May 2 '13 at 12:56
  • \citet is just \textcite. One would like to write \textcites{A1}{B1}[and][]{C1}, but that doesn't work in the expected way (I don't know whether it is a bug). – Andrew Swann May 2 '13 at 13:27

A solution using the xpatch packages (\usepackage{xpatch})

  • This probably works for authoryear, but definitely not authoryear-comp when the last labels in the list are compressed. With biblatex 2.7 released the solution now should be to simply upgrade. – Audrey Jul 13 '13 at 19:31

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