I'm having trouble with using the apalike style together with natbib. The point is to have the possibility to use different types of citations (like \citep, \citet etc. in natbib), and at the same time, have my reference list to look just like apalike.


  1. To have brackets and different citations in the text:

    [Stigler, 1950] and Stigler [1950] and Stigler, 1950

  2. To display the same citation as in the text on the beginning of each reference in the list. The ideal look of the reference list would be like this:

    [Stigler, 1950] Stigler, G. J. (1950). "Name of article". "Name of journal", Vol. "Volume"("number"):"pages"

    Where the " marks my input in the .bib file.

What I use now:




Once I add


In the preamble, I loose the [Stigler, 1950] in the reference list.

And yes, I can do it manually in the text and use \nocite, but I have tried to find a better solution for hours without getting anywhere. Open for any solutions (including switching to biblatex)!

  • Well, since you already mention it, why not using biblatex-apa? The full reference you want in point 2 can be easily done with \fullcite{Stigler:1950} in this case. – Manuel Weinkauf Feb 24 '17 at 18:38
  • I tried, but cannot get it to work. Tried this: \usepackage[style=apa,backend=biber]{biblatex} \bibliography{References.bib} \begin{document} \cite{Stigler50} \printbibliography \end{document} EDIT: The \fullcite also dont include the brackets in the reference list. It is probably an easy fix, but I don´t know how.. – HaakonR Feb 24 '17 at 18:50
  • You can use the solution: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[american]{babel} \usepackage[style=apa]{biblatex} \DeclareLanguageMapping{american}{american-apa} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} \renewbibmacro*{begentry}{\mkbibbrackets{\usebibmacro{cite}}\setunit{\space}} \begin{document} \cite{reese,murray,sarfraz} \textcite{reese,murray,sarfraz} \parencite{reese,murray,sarfraz} \printbibliography \end{document} However I don't know how to fix the numbers of labelnames in the bibliography. – Marco Daniel Feb 24 '17 at 20:03

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