# How do I cite author in LaTeX with BibLaTeX?

It's not the same question as here : How do I cite author in LaTeX?

I create my bib file with Zotero (better BibLaTeX) and so I don't have year and publisher but date and journaltitle and so I can't use \citeauthor as proposed in the previous link.

I can use better BibTex but it seems that BibLaTeX is better than BibTex. Is there any other solution ?

Edit : I used Bibtex thinking I used Biblatex I had to install biber (Ubuntu)

apt-get install biber


And here is the scheme I use :

\documentclass[]{article}

\usepackage[autostyle]{csquotes}

\usepackage[
backend=biber,
style=numeric,
natbib=true,
url=false,
sorting=none,
doi=true,
eprint=false
]{biblatex}

\usepackage[]{hyperref}
\hypersetup{
}

%% ##############################
\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet~\cite{pssh}.
At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum~\cite{hsim2}.
\citeauthor{hsim2}
\printbibliography
\end{document}


biblatex-examples.bib is an extract from the file provided by Zotero

@article{pssh,
title = {On the Mathematical Status of the Pseudo-Steady State Hypothesis of Biochemical Kinetics},
volume = {1},
timestamp = {2017-06-16T20:19:49Z},
number = {1},
urldate = {2017-06-01},
journal = {Mathematical Biosciences},
author = {Heineken, F. G. and Tsuchiya, H. M. and Aris, R.},
year = {1967},
pages = {95--113},
annote = {Explication "biologique" et math{\'e}matique que l'hypoth{\e}se de quasy steady state.
Construction de la solution asymptotique pour tout t},
file = {qss.pdf:/home/cecilelocal/.zotero/zotero/ekuhyidl.default/zotero/storage/RU83AENU/qss.pdf:application/pdf}
}

@article{hsim2,
title = {{{HSIM}}: {{A Hybrid Stochastic Simulation System}} for {{Systems Biology}}},
volume = {313},
issn = {15710661},
shorttitle = {{{HSIM}}},
doi = {10.1016/j.entcs.2015.04.016},
language = {en},
timestamp = {2017-06-19T17:34:45Z},
urldate = {2017-06-15},
journal = {Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science},
author = {Amar, Patrick and Paulev{\'e}, Lo{\"\i}c},
year = {2015},
keywords = {circadian clock,entiy-centered systems,hybrid systems,simulation,stochastic simulations},
pages = {3--21},
annote = {Description de deux m{\'e}thodes de simulations : entit{\'e}-centr{\'e}e et SSA global},
file = {hsim2.pdf:/home/cecilelocal/.zotero/zotero/ekuhyidl.default/zotero/storage/5KRMSRJU/hsim2.pdf:application/pdf}
}


To obtain the pdf file I have to run

pdflatex name.tex
biber name
pdflatex name.tex
pdflatex name.tex

• What you're trying to achieve is not very clear. There exist \citeauthor and \citeauthor* commands in biblatex, so why can't you use them? – Bernard Jun 19 '17 at 18:14
• Ok... I understand... I used bibtex thinking I used Biblatex – Ccile Jun 19 '17 at 20:36
• I have retagged your question since you use BibTeX and not biblatex. – moewe Jun 20 '17 at 4:20
• No, my question was about Biblatex and I have my answer, I was wrong. And now, it's good, because I found the information. – Ccile Jun 20 '17 at 6:25
• @Bernard Do you want to write up an answer? Or do you know a good duplicate. How do I cite author in LaTeX? is good, but does not explicitly mention biblatex. – moewe Jun 20 '17 at 7:49

Biblatex yields the \citeauthor and \Citeauthor commands, and starred variants.
biblatex is not a bibliography engine, and doesn't have to be opposed to bibtex. Two bibliography engines can be used with biblatex with the option backend=: biber and bibtex. The default is biber, as it has more capabilities than bibtex`.