The editor asked me to use the following format.

1. Author, blah blah

Instead of

[1] Author, blah blah ...

Even though in the main text, [1] style has been used.

For example,

Smith [1] has proposed ...

1. Smith,

This is what I want.

Could you please advise how I can do the above?

Thanks in advance.


Add the following to the preamble of your document:

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    If you came here via internet search like me once: Here's a solution for biblatex: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/208821/… – Ferdi Mar 14 '15 at 22:01
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    Perhaps you can improve this answer by telling how to change the format to (1), which seems another FAQ. And adding a MWE (which four years ago wasn't fashionable). – egreg Mar 19 '15 at 19:04

This one line should do if you are using biblatex


Credits to @moewe's post for a similar question.

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    Or if you don't want the bold font: \DeclareFieldFormat{labelnumberwidth}{#1\adddot} – Tapper Oct 15 '17 at 21:47

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