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I am using scrbook and the natbib package. What I basically want to do is that in the reference when using \citep only the last name of the first author and the year should be shown no matter how many authors.

For example for the following entry:

@ARTICLE{frankenfield2001,
  author = {Frankenfield, D. C. and Rowe, W. A. and Cooney, R. N. and Smith,
    J. S. and Becker, D.},
  title = {Limits of body mass index to detect obesity and predict body composition},
  journal = {Nutrition},
  year = {2001},
  volume = {17},
  pages = {26-3},
  timestamp = {2015.06.16}
}

When using \citep{frankenfield2001} the output is:

[Frankenfield et al.,2001]

I want:

[Frankenfield,2001]

How can this be achieved?

Thanks a lot.

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX.SX! Which \bibliographystyle are you using? – Torbjørn T. Jul 30 '15 at 11:39
  • What about entries with exactly two authors: Do you still want to show just "(FirstAuthor, year)"? Note that matters of truncation -- in both the citation call-outs and the formatted bib entries -- are generally determined by the bibliography style being used. Hence Torbjorn's earlier query. – Mico Jul 30 '15 at 12:45
  • I always want to show only firstAuthor+year and i am using dinat-EN as bibliographystyle. sorry i forgot to mention this :) – Bellinka Jul 30 '15 at 15:14

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