I have just been given the task of writing a paper on Copernicus from a thesis. I am using this template in Overleaf: https://de.overleaf.com/latex/templates/copernicus-publications-manuscript-preparation-template-for-latex-submissions/xmgtnrsvtptt Which uses the bib style \bibliographystyle{copernicus}.

Now I add a citation which looks like this in the Bibl.bib file:

  title={Chi-square analysis},
  author={Barcel{\'o}, Juan A},
  journal={The encyclopedia of archaeological sciences},
  publisher={Wiley Online Library}

I now insert it into the text so \cite{barcelo2018chi}

the output looks like this:

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how can I make it look like this: (Barceló, 2018)

2 Answers 2


Your template already tells you how to produce different types of in-line citations:

%% command                        & example result
%% \citet{jones90}|               & Jones et al. (1990)
%% \citep{jones90}|               & (Jones et al., 1990)
%% \citep{jones90,jones93}|       & (Jones et al., 1990, 1993)
%% \citep[p.~32]{jones90}|        & (Jones et al., 1990, p.~32)
%% \citep[e.g.,][]{jones90}|      & (e.g., Jones et al., 1990)
%% \citep[e.g.,][p.~32]{jones90}| & (e.g., Jones et al., 1990, p.~32)
%% \citeauthor{jones90}|          & Jones et al.
%% \citeyear{jones90}|            & 1990

Try using the apalike or natbib styles instead.

The apalike package looks like what you are asking for but with square brackets instead - use with \bibliographystyle{apalike}. Or take a look at the different natbib styles here:


  • Hi thanks for your answer but Im not sure if copernicus let me use other bibliographystyles
    – Weiss
    Jan 5 at 9:53

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