In my document, there is a reference to an organization that needs to be shown as Office International des Epizooties (OIE), 2012.... But in in-text citation, I need it to show as OIE, 2012.

To achieve this, I used author={{Office International des Epizooties (OIE)}} in bib, but that outputs the whole name in in-text citation (Office International des Epizooties (OIE), 2012). I have tried author={{Office International des Epizooties}}, shortauthor={{OIE}}, but it does not work, probably because I am using natbib package.

Any Ideas?


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Since you didn't provide much information, I can only give you a hint how it might work under natbib: You can create an alias for citing with \defcitealias{yourTag}{OIE, 2012} and then quote it in the text with \citetalias{yourTag} (printed without brackets) or \citepalias{yourTag} (printed with brackets). Then the alias is printed instead of the author. *yourTag is the reference name you gave the entry in your bib-file.

Here is an MWE, to show you how it could work:

    author={{Office International des Epizooties (OIE)}},
    title = {The title of the book},
    year = {2020}
\defcitealias{oie}{OIE, 2012}

\section*{Section with citations}
\verb|\cite{oie}|: \cite{oie}\\
\verb|\citetalias{oie}|: \citetalias{oie}\\
\verb|\citepalias{oie}|: \citepalias{oie}



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  • Thank you very much. Exactly what I needed.
    – rmShoeb
    Commented Oct 2, 2020 at 16:53

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