I'm using the \bibliographystyle{plainnat} style for bibliography. That means that if I have the authors M. Brown in the text it will write [Bronwn(2018)] (if 2018 is the year of course). But my problem is that I have several authors sometimes. So it writes [Brown and White and Blue(2018)]. My question is, what should I type to print only the first author and the year by using \cite{...} ? But in the same time, in my bibliography I want all names being printed.

  • Can you consider using biblatex? – Bernard May 4 '17 at 18:54
  • I use biblatex (is there other ways to do a bibliography ?) – John May 4 '17 at 19:46
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    Yes, there are. But your syntax ` \bibliographystyle{plainnat}` is not a biblatex syntax, and plainnat is not a biblatex bib style. Could you post a minimal compilable code? – Bernard May 4 '17 at 19:50
  • At the end of my paper I write : \backmatter \linespread{1}\selectfont \bibliographystyle{plainnat} % Use the plainnat bibliography style \bibliography{bibliography} % Use the bibliography.bib file as the source of references And for example in my .bib file I have : @Article{th_en_desecure, author = {Desecures,M.}, title = {Characterization of energetic and thermalized sputtered atomes in pulsed plasma using time-resolved tunable diode-laser induced fluorescence}, journal = {Applied Physics Letters}, year = {2014}, volume = {105}, key = {18}, note = {181120} } – John May 6 '17 at 11:44
  • This code doesn't refer to biblatex: it uses natbib+bibtex . Could you post a minimal (non-)working example? – Bernard May 6 '17 at 12:00

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