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I would like to use a bibliographic style such that as the amsalpha has abbreviation for authors. But, unlike amsaplha, has no date. I hope that the attached image describes my problem. I prefer the first line in the picture which has no date in brackets. I do not know if it makes a difference or not, but I use a bib file.

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You have tagged the question with biblatex tag.

With biblatex this is as easy as giving a suitable definition in \DeclareLabelalphaTemplate. The original definition, which includes the year, can be found in biblatex.def (ll. 1406-1416 in v3.16). All we need to do is drop the year.

\documentclass[british]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}

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

\DeclareLabelalphaTemplate{
  \labelelement{
    \field[final]{shorthand}
    \field{label}
    \field[strwidth=3,strside=left,ifnames=1]{labelname}
    \field[strwidth=1,strside=left]{labelname}
  }
}

\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}

\begin{document}
Lorem \autocite{sigfridsson,worman,geer,nussbaum}

\printbibliography
\end{document}

Lorem [SR; Wor; Gee; Nus]


If you want to or need to use BibTeX a solution will involve modifying a copy of the .bst file (\bibliographystyle) you are using.

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  • Thank you so much. I do not apply your idea yet, but it seems so interesting to me.
    – XIII
    Jan 22, 2021 at 13:03

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