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the author says "I would suggest using a language that does not have the Oxford comma (british for example).".

What does he mean by that? In particular is it about the language of the whole document or just the bibliography?

It seems to me that it would be a good thing for me to do at least because I want to write in British and I don't want Oxford commas in my bibliography. I use Bibtex.

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    Yes, but I need 15 reputation points to do this. – geras May 7 at 4:48
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    If you use BibTeX the linked answer is going to be pretty much useless to you since it only applies to biblatex. If you want help with your concrete problem, I suggest you show us a short example document that reproduces the output you get at the moment (an MWE: tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/228/35864, tex.meta.stackexchange.com/q/4407/35864). – moewe May 7 at 15:43
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    To explain the linked answer a bit more: Usually (and in the linked question) typesets the bibliography in the active (normally main) document language. In this case it was english and the english localisation for biblatex activates the Oxford comma. Other localisations such as british (or french, dutch, ...) don't use the Oxford comma. So the first option would be to check if it makes sense to switch the language to a language without Oxford comma. In that case that should mean switching the document language. That is situational though, so I reworded the passage a bit. – moewe May 7 at 15:47
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    tex.stackexchange.com/q/283078/35864 explains this slightly better. – moewe May 7 at 15:52
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    Thanks @jGaboardi and @moewe , so I need to use babel to specify the language as british? – geras May 8 at 22:00

I can specify the language as british (or UKenglish as I chose because I think it sounds more pro--I think it's exactly the same thing) by using the babel package but I need to use biblatex, not just bibtex, for it to apply to the bibliography too.

I did it like in the first out of the solutions proposed by @moewe here: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/285649/160474 although I used bibtex instead of biber as backend because I had some problems with switching to the latter.

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