# need more whitespace in superscript-type citation call-outs in LaTeX

I am using LaTeX with

\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage[super, square, comma]{natbib}


I want to get the citation call-outs in the form of

AA^{1, 6}


But right now I am getting

AA^{1,6}


i.e. without space after the comma. If I add the space option while loading natbib like this -- \usepackage[super, square, comma, space]{natbib} -- then my document can't be compiled.

• Welcome to TeX.SE.
– Mico
Jun 17 '20 at 8:45

Your write-up isn't entirely clear since the code fragment you've posted appears to attempt to load the mutually incompatible cite and natbib packages. However, since you've also set the natbib tag, I will assume that you're really looking for a natbib-based solution.

If this assumption is correct, all you need to do is replace

\usepackage[super, square, comma]{natbib}


with

\usepackage[super,square]{natbib}
\setcitestyle{citesep={,\kern1.5pt}}


Feel free to adjust the amount of kerning to meet your aesthetic preferences.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{mybib.bib}
@misc{A,author="A",title="{AAA}",year=3001}
@misc{B,author="B",title="{BBB}",year=3002}
\end{filecontents}

\usepackage[super,square]{natbib}
\setcitestyle{citesep={,\kern1.5pt}}
\bibliographystyle{plain}

\begin{document}
AA\cite{A,B}
\bibliography{mybib}
\end{document}

• Thank you for helping me it's work. Thanks a lot 😊
– jhon
Jun 18 '20 at 2:36
• I did it as it solved my problem in good way.
– jhon
Jun 18 '20 at 6:18