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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:

  1. \usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear,natbib=true]{biblatex} % Use the bibtex backend with the authoryear citation style (which resembles APA)
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  3. \addbibresource{name_of_my_bibliography} % The filename of the bibliography
  4.  
  5. \usepackage[autostyle=true]{csquotes} % Required to generate language-dependent quotes in the bibliography

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!

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Postby Johannes_B » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:40 pm

maxcitenames=2
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Postby leafontree » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:11 pm

Wow, that would have been so easy. Thank you very much!


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