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Instead of

[1] reference 1 [2] reference 2

How can I have

[1] reference 1; reference 2

?

marked as duplicate by Joseph Wright Dec 28 '15 at 23:03

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  • Looks like a dupe to me (probably should have spotted this earlier!) – Joseph Wright Dec 28 '15 at 23:03
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Found it! If the references have key1, key2. Citing with a star combines them.

instead of \cite{key1, key2}, using \cite{key1, *key2} gives the desired result.

Cheers.

Note: This was achieved when using revtex 4.1, which implements a syntax similar to mcite. The same can be achieved in standard classes by loading mcite, e.g.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{mcite}
\begin{document}
\cite{article-full,*book-full}
\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{xampl}
\end{document}
  • How does this solution address the stated objective of wanting a citation call-out of the form "[1] reference 1; reference 2"? – Mico Apr 18 '15 at 2:20
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    @Mico when you put an asterisk in front of the second key, in the references at the end of the document you will have a combined bibliographic entry---which is what I wanted. – umayfindurself Apr 18 '15 at 10:02

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