I need to cite a paper with multiple authors:

```
@article{DBLP:journals/tit/HammonsKCSS94,
author = {A. Roger Jr. Hammons and
P. Vijay Kumar and
A. Robert Calderbank and
Neil J. A. Sloane and
Patrick Sol{\'e}},
title = {The Z$_{\mbox{4}}$-linearity of Kerdock, Preparata, Goethals,
and related codes},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
volume = {40},
number = {2},
year = {1994},
pages = {301-319},
ee = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/18.312154},
bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}
}
```

But when I made the citation it appears as `[HKC+94]`

and I want to be `[HKCSS94]`

. can anyone help me?

## Best Answer

As written in the comments, without using

`biblatex`

it isn't possible. By using the package`biblatex`

you have the options`minalphanames`

/`maxalphanames`

. The option`maxalphanames`

requires a number and it represents the number of authors which will be counted for the label of the style`alphabetic`

. In your case it should be 5.Here a MWE with the correct compilation order using

`arara`