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I'm using "apacite" package. and I was wondering whether there is a way to do this:

Let reference [5] be: "Besterfield, D. (2013). Quality improevment (9 ed.). Pearson."

When I use "\cite{Besterfield}", latex prints "(Besterfield, 2013)".

But what I need is "[5]" instead of "(Besterfield, 2013)"

Is there a way to get that "5"?

Thanks & Regards.

  • Yes, numbered citations are a common option for citation packages, normally set up by the choice of .bst style. Do you need to use apacite? If not, natbib is a flexible package for controlling citations. – John Apr 23 at 2:13
  • I tried "\usepackage[natbibapa]{apacite}" but my issue is reversed, I get the "[5]" after using "\citenum{Besterfield}", but the references are not enumerated, i.e., every number in brackets next to a reference is removed. – Nip Apr 23 at 2:28
  • Crosspost: latex.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=32443 – Johannes_B Apr 23 at 4:45
  • Perhaps try the natbib package instead, e.g. \usepackage[sort&compress,numbers]{natbib} with something like \bibstyle{unsrtnat}. Or see the ideas in this post – John Apr 23 at 11:46
  • Thank you all. I Solved my issue by editing my .bbl file, similar to what was suggested in the post showed by John. – Nip Apr 23 at 16:33

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