I am currently using LaTeX's built-in reference system, and I want to display all authors in the first occurrence of a citation while abbreviation using "et al." in subsequent citations. If I understand correctly, the
longnamesfirst package is only compatible with natbib. What's more, I am required to format citations in a very specific way (besides this all names on first citation requirement). What bibliography system gives me the most control over how citations are formatted?
Is there an alternative to
longnamesfirst, preferably in bibtex since I already have
.bib files? Or can these files also be used in other bibliography systems? Which bibliography package would you recommend, and how can I achieve citing all authors on the first citation in that package?