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I'm making a document with citations using the natbib citation management package and the humannat bibliography style.

\usepackage{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{humannat}

If I cite multiple articles using \citep, I would like them to be in chronological order automatically. E.g., instead of

(Naldini, 2015; Shih and Lindley, 2006)

I would like

(Shih and Lindley, 2006; Naldini, 2015)

Additionally, I would like to have the bibliography sorted alphabetically by authors' surnames.

Is there a simple way to achieve this objective?

  • I'm not aware of the bibtex program, the natbib package, or the humannat bibliography style providing support for your formatting objective. Just out of curiosity: Is there something stopping you from listing the arguments of \citep in chronological order? – Mico May 17 '18 at 9:39
  • Also, please advise as to what should happen if two or more of the arguments of \citep happen to have the same publication year. Should those arguments be sorted alphabetically by authors' surnames? – Mico May 17 '18 at 9:51
  • In fact, no. But it might help me if i don't need to pay attention to it. I'm new to LaTex, and i used Mendeley before in Word. Mendeley was able to do this, so i was wondering if there is a LaTeX equivalent. If two or more arguments of have the same publication year, it should indeed be sorted alphabetically by author. Thanks for your reply! – DCZ May 17 '18 at 9:51

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