## jueves, 26 de marzo de 2015

### LaTeX apalike citation style

If you tried the apalike citation format you realized that LaTeX is not able to break the citations into two lines. In this case, LaTex just extends the citation from the margins (expecting that you print in the margins of your publication).

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This problem can be solved with the package Natbib created by Patrick Daly. Natbib has additional options but in my case -- in order to simplify thing -- I just loaded the package with the option of square brackets []:

\usepackage[square]{natbib}

And changed all the \cite commands by \citep (see other formats in the wikibooks). Instead of changing the hundreds of citations that I wrote in my thesis, I opted to rename the cite command to citep:

\renewcommand{\cite}{\citep}

The bibliography style should remain unchanged:

\bibliographystyle{apalike}

source: http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/437/line-breaking-or-hyphenation-of-references-in-apalike/447#447