I was told by my editor that I need to write the references of my article in APA format. So I went ahead and used the apacite package with \usepackage{apacite} and \bibliographystyle{apacite}.

Now, the editor got back to me and told me they actually want APA style, but instead of having citations in the form (Author, year), they want them in the form [number].

Is there any setting I can play with to get apacite to behave like this?

Here is an example of how I would need things, as you can see references are numbered:


  • This is doable with biblatex: APA bibliography style with numbers.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Aug 10, 2017 at 13:07
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us (and also you) and add a minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB), that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass and ending with \end{document}.
    – Bobyandbob
    Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 10:20
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    How did you solve this? Relevant xkcd Commented Oct 5, 2018 at 10:38


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