suppress long author list in reference (natbib)

suppress long author list in reference (natbib)

Post by Peng Y » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 06:25:51


Hi,

I have some references that I have many authors. I want to shrink the
number of authors to less than, say, 4. If the number of authors are
greater than 4, then I want to print the first 4 with 'et. al'. I
don't see that natbib has this option if I don't miss anything in the
manual. Could anybody let me know how to only show the first a few
authors for references that have many authors?

BTW, I use '\bibliographystyle{authordate1}' as of now.

Regards,
Peng
 
 
 

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