[Tex/LaTex] How to make \citet* display full list of authors


When I am using the natbib package with apalike bibliography style \citet* displays only an abbreviated list of authors, such as Lemarechal et al. (1995). How can I make it display a full list of authors, like Lemarechal, Nemirovskii, and Nesterov (1995), keeping the same or similar bibliography style?

Best Answer

Quoting from the natbib documentation, p. 7:

The starred versions [of \citet and \citep] can only list the full authors if the .bst file supports this feature; otherwise, the abbreviated list is printed.

Below is a minimal example showing that \citet* indeed displays a full author list if you use the plainnat style, but that apalike doesn't support full author lists. Maybe there's a way to embed this feature into apalike by hacking the bst-file, but I would use a different style.




  author = {A and B and C and D},
  year = {2001},
  title = {Alpha},



% No full list of authors with \citet*
% \bibliographystyle{apalike}

% Full list of authors with \citet*



(The filecontents environment is only used to include some external files directly into the example, so that it compiles. It is not necessary for the solution.)