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In my bibliography, I have an author named 'R de Jong'.

Using the apacite package, in my reference list the author is sorted under 'd' and is displayed as

de Jong, R. (year). article name etc.

However, as it concerns only one author, I would like to manually change this into

Jong, R. de (year). article name etc. 

and sort this author under 'j'. How should I do that?

I am currently using Jabref for managing my references.

marked as duplicate by Schweinebacke, Zarko, Stefan Pinnow, Maarten Dhondt, Jesse May 17 '17 at 9:48

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similar as here, you should put a bracket around {J}, something like:

   author = {de {J}ong, R.} ... 

The bibtex entry is as follows

  author  = {Jong, {\relax R. de}},
  title   = {Title},
  journal = {Journal},
  year    = {2017},
  volume  = {16},
  number  = {1},
  pages   = {17-24},

Underneath a MWE of the tex file


  • Unfortunately, this still results in the format 'de Jong, R.'. I found however that author = {Jong, {\relax P. de}} results in 'Jong, R. de. (year). '. Now, only the dot after 'de' has to be removed. How should I do that? – Esmee May 15 '17 at 22:27
  • @Esmee Could you give a MWE of both the .tex file and .bib file - because the output of bibliography also depends on the bibliography style and other options... – Mirai May 16 '17 at 7:59
  • sorry, I added the MWE's to your post. – Esmee May 17 '17 at 8:30
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    @Esmee You should not add an MWE to the answer of someone else. Please edit your question and add an MWEB for your problem there. – Schweinebacke May 17 '17 at 8:34

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