# APA Style citation. Allow author names outside parenthesis

I need to use a minimal latex package that supports bibtex citations. I am currently using apacite package. but it only provides two types of citations. \cite and \shortcite both of which write the authors names and the year in parenthesis. I also need something that supports name of the authors outside the parenthesis (only year should be inside). How can I achieve that without using any custom templates? For example I would like to also use an additional command like \newcite that achieves that.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a4paper, total={6in, 8in}]{geometry}
\usepackage{apacite}

\begin{document}

\section*{Abstract}
\begin{itemize}
\item {\small\verb|\cite{Chandra:81}|}   $\rightarrow$   \cite{Chandra:81}.\\end{itemize}
\item {\small\verb|\shortcite{Chandra:81}|}   $\rightarrow$   \shortcite{Chandra:81}.
\item {\small\verb|\newcite{Chandra:81}|} $\rightarrow$ Chandra et al., (1989)
\end{itemize}

\bibliographystyle{apacite}
\bibliography{ref.bib}

\end{document}


ref.bib

@article{Chandra:81,
author = {Ashok K. Chandra and Dexter C. Kozen and Larry J. Stockmeyer},
year = "1981",
title = {Alternation},
journal = {Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery},
volume = "28",
number = "1",
pages = "114--133"
}


The last row (above References) is my desired citation style:

• Please take a look at the apacite documentation. It provides citing commands for all of these cases. I recommend using the natbibapa option to the package and using the natbib versions of them. There's a summary here too: What is the relationship between natbib, apacite package, and apa document class? – Alan Munn Jul 16 '16 at 20:46
• @AlanMunn Thanks. Found the answer in the documentation. \citeA and \shortciteA will do it. – CentAu Jul 17 '16 at 13:41
• @AlanMunn Want to add an answer? – Johannes_B Jan 29 '17 at 14:28