I am currently using biber with the style apa.


I would generally like to cite only one author. However, for papers where I am co-author I would like to cite the first two authors. Is this possible?


The work was previously proposed by author 1, et al., however it was also investigated in author2, myself, et al.

Is it possible to introduce a \citetwo command? Currently, I am using biber with mincitenames=2. However, I would prefer only citing two authors where it is useful.

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    you can change the counter locally, e.g. with \AtNextCite{\defcounter{maxnames}{99}}, so yes, you can define your command, it can also include tests e.g. for category. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 19 '20 at 7:23
  • Thank you very much, that was exactly what I was looking for! – Philipp Aug 19 '20 at 7:58

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