Questions tagged [author-number]

{author-number} is about the number of authors displayed in bibliographies/citations for multi-author works. If you use this tag, add the appropriate tags specifying the bibliography packages and/or backend programs you use, e.g., {bibtex}, {natbib}, or {biblatex}.

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Set limit to one author when using “et al.” in biblatex

In the header of my document I set the maximal author names to 2: \usepackage[style=authoryear-icomp, maxbibnames=9, maxcitenames=2, backend=biber]{biblatex} Now, when I cite texts with two authors, ...
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biblatex: displaying all authors of multi-author works in the bibliography

I'm using the biblatex package to add citations and a bibliography to my LaTeX document. I've noticed that only the first author plus "et al." is displayed for works with more than three authors. That'...
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BibTeX: How to reduce long author lists to “Firstauthor et al.”?

I have several entries in my list of references that include of the order of 40 authors. Is there a way to make bibtex automatically reduce these lists to e.g. the first name + "et al."? I don't want ...
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biblatex – et al. beginning from second citation?

Basically all I need to know is how I can use "et. al" beginning from the second citation of a source. I am using the following \usepackage[ natbib=true, style=authoryear ]{biblatex} I need ...
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Typeset one citation with all authors

I'm using the authoryear style in biblatex with the following options name length options: maxcitenames=1, mincitenames=1, maxbibnames=999, minbibnames=999 So citations (usually issued with \cite) ...
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How do I instruct \fullcite to use maxbibnames rather than maxcitenames?

For my PhD thesis, I am including a List of appended papers automagically. To generate the references, I used to use \bibentry, but now I switched to biblatex and headed for \fullcite hoping it to be ...
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Label only from first author

With the following example, I tried to get a label only made of from the first author using maxcitenames. But unfortunately it seems not to work. Do I miss something? \RequirePackage{filecontents} \...
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Biblatex: Have only one author in citation — multiple articles with same first author, different year

\documentclass{article} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} @article{author99, title = {A fine title}, year = {1899}, author = {An Author and Another Bauthor and Yeta Cauthor}, journal = {Madness} } @...
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Shared author affiliation in ACM Sig-proc

I had a paper in IEEE format, that was using \IEEEauthorblockN and \IEEEauthorblockA for shared affiliation, nicely as shown below. Now I need to change the format to ACM. How can I do the same thing ...
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Biblatex: Modify maxcitenames to work in three cases

Classically maxcitenames in biblatex is set to something like \usepackage[maxcitenames=2,style=authoryear]{biblatex} to get the following citations: One author name if there is only one author Two ...
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Citation “et al.” only for four and more authors with natbib and jf.bst

I am using the package natbiband the following jf.bst-file for the citation in my thesis http://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/stanton/texintro/. According to the citation requirements the citation has to ...
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maxnames in biber

I'm trying to set maxnames in my biber option, but it doesn't work. I don't really understand what I'm doing wrong. My MWE is: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,german]{scrartcl} \setkomafont{section}{\...
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biblatex is ignoring maxcitenames

I am using the following line in my document: \usepackage[citestyle=apa,maxcitenames=2,bibstyle=authoryear,doi=true,url=true]{biblatex} However, biblatex ignores maxcitenames, and prints out every ...
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Bibtex Automatic replacement of 4+ authors with et al.

When copying bibtex entries from journal websites, they usually include a lot of information, and not all of it is necessary depending on the journal you are submitting the paper too. Currently I ...
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Use et al. in biblatex custom style

I have been working on a custom biblatex style, for which I want the bibliography to display at most 2 authors, meaning that the entries should be either: First (single author) First & Second (...
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Biblatex: Changing number of authors listed in bibliography only for one section

I am using biblatex to print bibliographies per section. My style requires in general no article titles and maximum 3 authors per bibliography entry. Nevertheless in a specific section, I need to ...
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natbib: how to display partial authors in reference

I am using natbib to manage my references, now I have a problem: my reference list always displays all author names of an article: Marcel H. Schulz, Daniel R. Zerbino, Martin Vingron, and Ewan Birney....
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How to show all the names of three or less authors in text?

I am using the article document class and the natbib package. When I cite 3 or more authors, this is shown as FirstAuthor et al. I want to change this such that when I have one, two or three authors, ...
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biblatex: How to set citation options per citation command?

In the alphabetic style, I am using maxcitenames=4 and minnames=3 as global options. However, when using \textcite instead of \cite, these settings are pretty unreasonable, and I want it to behave as ...
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I need to make a slightly-less-than-\fullcite

I am attempting to adapt the tufte-latex style to typeset a Ph.D dissertation. The style currently uses the natbib/bibentry package to insert full-text citations as numbered side-notes, and also emits ...
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change maxnumber in the middle of document with biblatex

Is there a possibility to change biblatex's maxnames option in the middle of the document? Background: I am including a list of my own publication at the end of my thesis. I include also some papers ...
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biblatex: Setting maxnames on individual entries

I'm using biblatex (with biber as backend). I use the global maxnames option to shorten author lists (with "et al."). However, I would like to create some exceptions to this rule for some specific ...
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can I make apacite citation always use et al. for more than two authors?

The apacite package documentation here: http://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/mirrors/CTAN/biblio/bibtex/contrib/apacite/apacite.pdf states that whenever citing more than two authors (but less than six), ...
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How do I truncate the author list and substitute et al.?

Can someone please tell me if there is a way to truncate more than 2 authors for a publication and substitute it by et al. instead? I am using BibTeX.
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Citing two authors gets displayed incorrectly

I have a problem with my citations, I want to cite an article with two authors, A Surname and B Lastname. I write it as following in my .bib file: @article{crillersen, Author = {Surname, A and ...
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biblatex: Set citation options on a cite-by-cite basis

Here's the deal: I have a biblatex bibliography with a prenote. The prenote contains a citation with a lot of authors. I want it to behave as if it were obeying maxnames=3. But I want my bibliography ...
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How to reduce the number of authors above >3 to 'First Author et al., (year)'?

\documentclass{UnimasThesis} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[labelfont=bf]{caption} \captionsetup{labelfont=bf} \usepackage{pdflscape} \usepackage{adjustbox} \usepackage{dcolumn} \usepackage{...
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Limiting the number of authors in the references with IEEEtran

I'm trying to limit the number of authors that appear in the references by putting "et al." when their number is equal or greater than 3. According to the documentation (in page 8), you have to ...
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biblatex: Setting maxbibnames option truncates to first name + et al., not to the maxbibnames value

I'm using: biblatex 1.7.1; biber (0.9.6 I guess) and working on LyX on Kubuntu 12.04. For example, I'm setting in my .bbx file the value to 6: \ExecuteBibliographyOptions { maxbibnames = 6 } ...
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Are maxnames or minnames legal options for printbibliography?

I haven't been doing much LaTeX'ing and just installed TeX live 2012 last night. Now one of my documentation projects stops compiling due to the following snippet: \chapter{List of publications} \...
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How to tweak 3-5 authors citation with the biblatex-apa style?

One thing about the biblatex-apa style I could not get used to, is the 3-5 authors citation: if the authors number is between 3-5, all of them will be printed in citation. e.g. Biblatex-apa style: ...
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How to produce full author list in the first citation instead of “et al.” in *achicago* package?

I use the achicago package and need to produce full list of authors when a source is cited for the first time and then "et al." afterwords. I found that natbib has a longnamesfirst option that does ...
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biblatex: How to set maxbibname to different values in different refsections?

I have a document with several refsections. In one of them I'd like to set maxbibnames=99 (or rather: keep the value global set in the preamble), but in another I'd like to set maxbibnames=3. Is ...
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Biblatex authoryear-icomp: maxnames not working or I don't get it

I have been fighting quite a while with the following problem (which might be related to some strange previous errors in my document): I use authoryear-icomp with the following options and XeLaTeX (...
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How to put comma between affiliations number of author

I build a paper with \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \begin{document} \title{This is a Test Paper} \newcommand*{\affaddr}[1]{#1} \newcommand*{\affmark}[1][*]{\textsuperscript{#1}} \newcommand*{...
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Biblatex mincitenames not respected with authoryear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set limit to one author when using “et al.” in biblatex I am using biblatex to manage the bibliography of a large document. Everything is working fine, but I have found a small ...
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How to sort reference list depending on the number of authors with Biblatex?

The guidelines of my papers have specific requirements of how to sort the reference list, which depends on the alphabetical order of the authors, the year of publication and additionally the number of ...
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APA-Biblatex Problem with amount of authors

I've got a problem with the biblatex-apa version. Here is the relevant part of my header: \documentclass[ a4paper, 12pt, headings=normal bibtotoc, pointlessnumbers ]{scrartcl} \usepackage[babel=...
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How to show only first author for one bibtex entry [closed]

How to show only first author for one particular bibtex entry? I am using scrbook if that info is of any value for this.
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biblatex-apa: Multiple citations in the same parentheses with the same first author, but different co-authors get condensed

@MISC{john_big_1991, author = {John, Oliver P. and Donahue, E. M. and Kentle, R. L.}, title = {The Big Five Inventory--Versions 4a and 54}, date = {1991}, langid = {american}, publisher = {...
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How to render a normal and compressed version of the bibliography in one document?

I use biblatex and biber for the bibliography and I came to the problem that I need a subset of the bibliography to be in verbose style (all authors for 5 references) and at another place in the ...
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Remove et al listing in bibliography; list all authors by full name [duplicate]

I'm currently using TexMaker and Biber on a Ubuntu machine. I'm quite happy with just using the standard numeric citation style, safe for 1 thing: it shortens all authors in my bibliography to "First ...
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Biblatex citations first and last author only

I would like to include only the first and the last author in my citations within the text. In case, there are only two authors, they should be connected by 'and'. For more than two authors, the ...
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Edited book: Multiple authors in one chapter and Table of contents for the same

I want to include the author name before the chapter title. I am using the following: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{titletoc} \usepackage{lipsum}% just to generate some text ...
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APA style in et al. format conversion

I want to generate the APA style reference in et al. format as shown under which I got from endnote… But when try in LaTeX I am getting all authors name typed up as shown below… Here I am attaching ...