I am pretty new to LaTeX. I tried my best, but could not solve the problem myself.

By request of my thesis supervisor, I should use the alpabetic citestyle. If there is only one author, it works how I (and my supervisor) would like to have it, citations look like this:


But if there are multiple authors, citations look like this:


Can anyone advise me how to get rid of the "+" for works with multiple authors?

  • Welcome to TeX.SE! A standard way is to use et al. which is provided by biblatex. it is not smart idea invent new way to designate more authors. Anyway, to receive help, please provide complete small document which demonstrate your problem.
    – Zarko
    May 5, 2020 at 7:28

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The '+' is inserted as an "et al." marker. It is controlled by \labelalphaothers, so if you want the marker gone and don't want to change anything else about the labels, just define




\usepackage[style=alphabetic, backend=biber]{biblatex}




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