I have a bibtex entry containing an author list of the form

author = {{Spiffly Collaboration} and {Smith}, S. and {Jones}, E. and {Williams}, C. and {Green}, P. and {Foobar}, B. and {Bloggs}, J. K.}

In my document I would like to cite this entry as follows:

This research has made use of the Spiffly software package (Spiffly Collaboration, 2010)

However, it always comes out as "Spiffly Collaboration et al, 2010". The "et al." should not be there. The bibliography should contain the full list list of authors, so I cannot simply edit the authors out of the bib file. I also need the bit inside the brackets to be an actual cite, because for all my other citations clicking on the year takes the reader to the bibliography.

Is there a good way of achieving this?

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    Not an answer, but just a remark: the authors' family names should not be in braces; an organization name like “Spiffly Collaboration” is a different thing.
    – egreg
    Jan 8, 2015 at 14:52
  • @egreg- these come from computer generated bibtex entries, and I assume the reason is to prevent people with double-barrelled surnames being cited wrong. It would be incorrect to cite, say, Ralph Vaughan Williams as Williams, R. V.
    – TheBigH
    Jan 8, 2015 at 14:59
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    That should be author={Vaughan Williams, Ralph}, very simple.
    – egreg
    Jan 8, 2015 at 15:01
  • Well, in that case, I don't know why they do it that way. But since it's a standard imposed on me from outside I won't go back and mess with it.
    – TheBigH
    Jan 8, 2015 at 15:03
  • Do you have the option of using biblatex. In combination with biber, it can modify entries on the fly. Jan 8, 2015 at 19:40


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