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Multiple Citations of the same first Author

Postby george_S1 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Dear experts,

I'm new (actively) in the forum even though I read your tips since years. This time, however, I couldn't find a solution. I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and received the corrections back from the external examiners to change some of my citations, which are automatically done for me with the apacite package.

Problem: I have a first author (Christie) who wrote two paper in the same year (2006). Second, third etc. authors are different in both papers. Now, when I cite them I would like to see something like Christie et al. (2006a) and Christie et al. (2006b). Th package, however, cites them different because the second+ authors are not the same. Is there a way to to change that somehow?

Minimum example.
  1. \documentclass[english]{scrartcl}
  2. \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
  3. \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
  4. \usepackage{babel}
  5. \usepackage{apacite}
  7. \begin{document}
  8. Example 1:
  9. \shortciteA{Christie2006a} found as well as \shortciteA{Christie2006b}
  10. that.....
  11. Example 2:
  12. This was found by different authors \shortcite<e.g.>{Christie2006a,Christie2006b}
  13. \bibliographystyle{apacite}
  14. \bibliography{Library}
  15. \end{document}

Sample bibliography database file.
  1. @article{Christie2006b,
  2. author = {Christie, F. and Gottlob, I. and Schmidt, K.},
  3. journal = {{Petrology}},
  4. pages = {23--40},
  5. title = {{Title 2}},
  6. volume = {9},
  7. year = {2006}
  8. }
  10. @article{Christie2006a,
  11. author = {Christie, F. and Smith, K. and White, S. and Johnston, P.},
  12. journal = {{Geology}},
  13. pages = {1--5},
  14. title = {{Title 1}},
  15. year = {2006}
  16. }

A similar problem occurs if you have two authors who published in the same year with the same family name but different forenames. The package puts the initials in the front and this just doesn't look good. Small letters behind the publication year should do it, so I thought.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Or also if you can redirect me to the right post if somebody has posted that.

Best wishes,
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Postby Marta » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:39 pm

Hi George,
I have exactly the same problem. Did you find some solution? Anybody has some clue. Thanks!!

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Postby turing_machine » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:39 am

I also have the same problem. Would really appreciate a useful answer!

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Postby mo80 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:18 pm

There must be a solution to that problem using apacite! Anyone?

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