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I am writing a paper for a journal that requires citations in author-year format. I can produce this using \usepackage{natbib} and \cite, \citep commands as shown below.

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However, I want to produce a table that summarizes methods used by multiple papers and for this table only, I would like to have numeric citations next to the text as follows.

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I produced the table output in the second image by using usepackage[numbers]{natbib} and \cite{}. For the first image output I used usepackage{natbib} and \cite and \citep respectively.

What is the best way to achieve numeric citation for only a part of the paper without effecting the author-year citation style of the remaining paper?

  • You could supply the correspondence in the table caption. – egreg Aug 11 '15 at 13:20
  • Yes, but I would have to be very careful every time I introduce a new reference to the bib file as the numbers would change. I was hoping for a more systematic way to handle it. – rajvi Aug 11 '15 at 13:53
  • I'd simply use 1 for the first reference in the table, 2 for the second one and so on. – egreg Aug 11 '15 at 14:03
  • You should show a complete example so that we don't have to guess how you added the numbers to the bibliography. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 11 '15 at 14:42
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    Sure but as you don't want to use numbers outside the table, how should someone know to which bib entry they refer? Do the bib entries have numbers? – Ulrike Fischer Aug 11 '15 at 15:15

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