natbib with the following options:
\citep command, I get citation call-outs that look as follows:
(Author et al. 2013, Author & Other 2011, Author et al. 2012)
What I would like is for the list to be compressed and sorted in ascending year order, at least for the same author list (or abbreviation):
(Author & Other 2011, Author et al. 2012,2013)
If I use natbib's
sort&compress instead of
sort, then I get, at another place
(Author et al. 2015a, 2017, 2015b)
What I would like is, again, that the years be in ascending order:
(Author et al. 2015a,b, 2017)
I think the problem is that the sorting is done according to the order in the references, where all author names matter, including the hidden ones in the "et al." parts.
With author-year citations and abbreviated author lists, this does not make sense, IMO, and is against many journal rules.
Is there a way in which that can be fixed?