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I am writing a paper for Springer and I get some kind of weird reference using BibTeX. Here it an example :

\documentclass[smallcondensed]{svjour3}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\usepackage{cite}
\begin{filecontents*}{\bib.bib}

@book{pandasAuthor1,
    Author = {Author1, J. and Author2, D. and Author3, R.},
    Publisher = {candies},
    Title = {I like pandas},
    Year = {2051}}
\end{filecontents*}
\bibliographystyle{spbasic}



\begin{document}
\cite{pandasAuthor1} shows that pandas are cute. 
\bibliography{\bib}
\end{document}

Result : [Autor1 et al.(2051)Author1, Author2, and Author3]

Why do I get a list of every authors ? How can I get rid of it ?

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Quote from spbasic.bst:

% This bibliography style file is intended for texts in ENGLISH
% This is an author-year citation style bibliography. As such, it is
% non-standard LaTeX, and requires a special package file to function properly.
% Such a package is natbib.sty by Patrick W. Daly

If this bibliography style is used in combination with the natbib package, one indeed gets the expected output:

\documentclass[smallcondensed]{svjour3}
\usepackage{filecontents}
%\usepackage{cite}

\usepackage{natbib}

\begin{filecontents*}{bib.bib}

@book{pandasAuthor1,
    Author = {Author1, J. and Author2, D. and Author3, R.},
    Publisher = {candies},
    Title = {I like pandas},
    Year = {2051}}
\end{filecontents*}

\begin{document}
\cite{pandasAuthor1} shows that pandas are cute. 

\bibliographystyle{spbasic}
\bibliography{bib}
\end{document}

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  • +1 Seeing "et al" without a period is a bit disturbing, though... – moewe Sep 28 '18 at 20:35
  • This issue can be solve tex.stackexchange.com/a/380394/171374 However I would not recommand it if you want to submit a paper. – Xb19 Sep 28 '18 at 20:39
  • @moewe Indeed and it is even more confusing as comments in the .bst file give example outputs like Jones et al. (1990) – user36296 Sep 28 '18 at 20:43

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