I’m a big fan of ampersands (possibly too much …) and I’d like to replace all mentions of “et al.” (included in citations) by
\& al. – both in the main text (I use
natbib citations of the form
[Author1 et al., 1999]), and in the actual bibliography?
How can I do that, considering that BibTeX is inserting the words for me, and I have no control over the text?
Preferably, I’d like to do this without creating my own bibliography style sheet (since I want to make this work regardless of the actual BibTeX style that is used), but if anyone can tell me how I need to edit the style sheet file, that would be fine as well
makebst doesn’t seem to offer an option for this …).