I want to turn any reference to a paper with more than 2 authors into First-Author-Last-Name et al. in the References section (but also in the actual text).

I am using natbib.

Is there a way to do that?

By the way, from Stackexchange, I found this:


which could suit my needs. The only problem is that I need to truncate the list after the first author, and it truncates the list after the third author. I am not sure how to change that.

closed as unclear what you're asking by Johannes_B, Mensch, Stefan Pinnow, moewe, clemens Jan 22 '17 at 16:10

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