I want to cite a collaboration using the natbib package.

bibliography.bib is something like:

    author={{CollaborationName} and {Author1} and {Author2}},

\cite{entry_name} gives CollaborationName et al. (2013).

How can I get CollaborationName (2013)?

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    Which bibliographystyle are you using? – Holene May 14 '13 at 7:58
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    You need to use a bibliographystyle of Author Year type. natbib is a standard choice for such with bibtex. With biblatex there are many other possibilities. – Andrew Swann May 14 '13 at 7:59

The string "et al." is hard coded and is done by bibtex related to your bst-file. You can't change it such simple. As mentioned if you use biblatex it is possible.

 title={Test title},
 author={{CollaborationName} and {Author1} and {Author2}},





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  • So there is no way to do the same thing using natbib? – dPol Jun 17 '13 at 8:44
  • @dPol: No way is wrong. It is possible but very difficult. And I don't know whether it is worth or not. – Marco Daniel Jun 17 '13 at 11:12

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