I'm writing a manuscript using mdpi document class. The document class and .bst file for the citations is provided by MDPI Instructions for Authors. The citation style is chicago2.bst. Unfortunately I had to use an apud citation, for this I wrote:

\citep[\textit{apud} \citep{Key2}]{Key1}

And I got something like:

[1, apud [2]]

How can I get a citation like:

[1 apud 2]


[1, apud 2]

withouth compromissing the original files porvided by the journal?


I founded the solution.

Simply use the command \citenum{Key}

\citep[\textit{apud} \citenum{Key2}]{Key1}

then I got

[1, apud 2]

  • 1
    I suppose you're using natbib?
    – Bernard
    Jul 11 '17 at 12:47
  • @Bernard yes, the document class already has loaded natbib Jul 11 '17 at 15:56

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