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3. From the example citations that are provided, we can see that 'et al' is already being used for in-line citations. Assuming we want to modify this behaviour, we need to modify the settings associated with In-line citations. Click on the 'In-line Citations' heading in the Style Overview panel to display the settings for this item.

4. With In-line citations selected, we can see a number of settings that control the use of 'et al'. In this instance, the relevant fields are 'et-al-min' (set to 6), et-al-use-first (set to 1), et-al-subsequent-min (set to 3) and et-al-subsequent-use-first (set to 1).

In lay terms, this can be read as follows:

If a reference has five or fewer authors, display all the author names in the citation. If a reference has six or more authors, display the first name followed by 'et al' in the citation.

If a reference has three or more authors, display all three authors in the first citation, but for any subsequent citations use the first name, followed by 'et al'.

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Change bibliography style to only two authors mentioned in text

Postby leafontree » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm using the master-doctoral thesis template (https://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis) and I want to change the style of citation in the text. This are the packages that are used in the template:

When I now use the command \citep{} in the text, I only want a maximum of two authors to be mentioned in the style (Author A and Author B, 1999), which is perfectly fine with me. However, in the rare case that we have only three authors that published a text, the citation in the text quotes all three authors which looks like this (Author A, Author B, and Author C, 1999) and is not according to the citation style from my University. Does anyone have an idea how I can change that only two authors are mentioned in the text and every citation with more than two authors is cited as (First Author, 1999)?

Thanks for your help!
  1. \usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear,natbib=true]{biblatex}% Use the bibtex backend with the authoryear citation style (which resembles APA)
  2. \addbibresource{name_of_my_bibliography}% The filename of the bibliography
  3. \usepackage[autostyle=true]{csquotes}% Required to generate language-dependent quotes in the bibliography


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