When I use \cite{ref1, ref2} for multiple reference citation, there isn't any blank after the comma. I would like the reference citation to appear as follows:

[1, 2].

How can I obtain that?

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – jub0bs Aug 6 '13 at 20:21

If you load the cite package with the space option:


an ordinary inter-word space will be inserted between the comma and before the next number.

If you load the cite package without the space option, a "thinspace" will be inserted instead. Finally, if you specify the option nospace when loading the cite package, no space will be inserted -- thus mimicking the "standard" LaTeX setting regarding the typesetting lists of citation numbers in numeric citation styles.

  • cite package is not compatible with biblatex. How can I do a similar thing with biblatex??? – antmw1361 Aug 7 '13 at 2:37
  • @antmw1361 - the OP didn't mention biblatex in his/her query. If you're interested in getting a solution that works with biblatex, please consider posting a new, separate and specific question to Tex.SE. – Mico Aug 7 '13 at 4:32

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