author = {Author, A. and Buthor, B. and C},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},
 According to \textcite{ABC01}, parallel...



According to Author et al. (2001), parallel... 

How to get:

According to Author et al.'s studies (2001), parallel... 
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    If you're mainly concerned about the possessive citation see Author name of \textcite as possessive (this answer specifically; the accepted answer is out of date due to changes in biblatex. The general syntax of all biblatex cite commands is ...cite[prenote][postnote]{citekey} If you only want the prenote you need to use ...cite[prenote][]{citekey}; if you only want the postnote you can use ...cite[postnote]{citekey}. – Alan Munn Jul 28 at 19:09
  • It looks as though you want slightly more flexibility than the possessive cite. I guess I would go for According to \citeauthor{ABC01}'s studies \autocite*{ABC01}, parallel here. – moewe Jul 28 at 20:22
  • Thanks. however, it came to be 'Author et al.’s studies (ibid.), parallel' The years is 'ibid' which is weird – aan Jul 28 at 20:28
  • In the MWE I don't get "ibid." (see my answer). It is possible, though that you get "ibid." if you cited the same source before. It would be the same with \textcite, though, so that should be OK. – moewe Jul 28 at 20:37

For situations like this I would use a combination of \citeauthor and \autocite*. The starred version of \autocite (similar commands exist for all \...cite commands where it makes sense) will omit the author from the citation label and is particularly useful if the author names have been mentioned manually or with \citeauthor before.



According to \citeauthor{sigfridsson}'s studies \autocite*{sigfridsson}, parallel \dots


According to Sigfridsson and Ryde’s studies (1998), parallel ...

  • Thanks, just a couple more question: 1. Will it work for \parencite, \textcite too? 2. Did it seem do not work on cross-reference? – aan Jul 28 at 20:43
  • @user193541 1. Yes, that should work for \parencite and \textcite as well. Did you have any trouble with it? 2. I'm afraid I don't quite understand that question. Can you rephrase it, please? – moewe Jul 28 at 20:44
  • thanks. \parenciteauthor{} = \citeauthor{}. How about \autocite*{}? – aan Jul 28 at 20:50
  • @user193541 Sorry, I'm a bit slow (it's quite late where I am), I still don't quite understand what you mean. As far as I know standard biblatex doesn't define \parenciteauthor, so I don't get what \parenciteauthor{}=\citeauthor{} is supposed to mean. – moewe Jul 28 at 20:53
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    @aan Yes, this is normal and expected. Usually biblatex does not link the author name in a citation, because there are some stylistic and technical difficulties doing that in more complex citation styles. – moewe Aug 21 at 5:21

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