I created my bibliography style (author-year) in "custom-bib" using natbib. Then I replace and with , (between author1 and author2) using \providecommand{\BIBand}{,}. As a result, I received the following citation in the text


I have a question: How delete from citation in the text [space1]?

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    Try with \renewcommand{\BIBand}{\unskip, \ignorespaces}. Either way, it would be great if we could experiment using your actual .bst with an example that replicates the current behaviour. Can you provide that with a minimal working example (MWE)?
    – Werner
    Commented Feb 19, 2016 at 23:59
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    Bibliography style files created with the makebst utility -- part of the custom-bib package -- feature functions named bbl.and and space.word, to be used with bib entries that have exactly two authors. If you're not using these functions or if you have modified them via macros named, say, \BIBand, you should tell us about these measures.
    – Mico
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 5:09

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You can try using

\renewcommand{\BIBand}{\unskip, \ignorespaces}

This should remove any preceding and following spaces around ,.

  • Werner, one more time thank you very much for your answer. It works! Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 22:27

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