How to get multiple authors and et al

I am citing a report by the IEA which has multiple authors. Some are listed, but not all. So I wanted to list the ones given, but use the “and others” so that LATEX would give me those names and then et al.
See:
@techreport{IEA2018,
title = {World Energy Investment 2018},
year = {2018},
institution = {International Energy Agency},
author = {Bennett, Simon and Blasi, Alessandro and Waldron, Michael and
Nobuoka, Yoko and Toril, Alberto and Varro, Laszlo and others},
}
Instead LATEX is giving me
others,, et al.

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textcite command with the same author prints authors name twice in the format: author (date4) and author(date1,date2,date3))

I’m using latex, and bibtex.

I’m trying to cite a single author, and produce their name, followed by the dates of two papers, using the authoryear-icomp style. Here’s my biblatex preamble:

usepackage[backend=bibtex,style=authoryear-icomp, maxbibnames=5, maxcitenames=2]{biblatex}

What I want is for the following command: textcite{la2009unsteady,la2011influence,la2012added,la2013structural} … to produce: La Mantia and Dabnichki (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) … however, what I’m getting is: La Mantia and Dabnichki (2013) and La Mantia and Dabnichki (2009, 2011, 2012)

I know that biblatex knows they’re the same author, since in the bibliography they fall under the same name.

What am I doing wrong here?

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When should researchers who take part in the composition and editing of a manuscript be co-authors

I sometimes work as a ghostwriter/editor for other researchers alongside my own research, and it occurred to me that there isn’t a clear framework for crediting this work. I have sometimes appeared in the acknowledgements for writing the first draft or completely rewriting the manuscript, or been a co-author on manuscripts I only commented on or did a tiny bit of data analysis for.

On the one hand, if the editor is employed to edit the language of the manuscript only, I don’t think that they should be co-authors. But should they appear in the acknowledgements? Does this depend on whether they were paid specifically for the project or are a departmental editor?

On the other hand, if the editor contributes scientifically to the manuscript, perhaps they should be co-authors. However, does this depend on whether the manuscript is basic research or (for instance) an opinion paper? In this case, how do they differ from a reviewer who comments on the substantive aspects of the paper?

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Did the authors of the Westminster Standards accept Roman Catholic baptisms as valid?

In the original version of the Westminster Standards, a highly regarded Protestant doctrinal statement, there’s a line that is particularly famous:

There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God. (Confession, 25.6)

However, in my experience in churches holding to the Westminster Standards, baptisms performed by Roman Catholics are normally considered valid. That is, if an adult seeking entry into a Presbyterian church was baptized as an infant by a Roman Catholic priest, he will not be “baptized again” – his RC baptism is considered valid.

But it seems unlikely that this was the view of the Westminster Divines, given their view of the pope. So, I wonder: did the authors of the Westminster Confession regard Roman Catholic baptisms as valid?

If yes, they apparently believed that (1) the pope is the Antichrist and yet (2) those voluntarily aligned with him and under his authority (RC priests) can perform valid baptisms. How is this apparent contradiction explained?

Another possible explanation is that they didn’t accept Roman Catholic baptisms, but as later generations became less willing to accept the “Pope is Antichrist” statement, it has become more common in today’s Reformed churches to accept RC baptisms.

What did the Westminster Divines think about the validity of Roman Catholic baptisms? How was that view informed by their view of the papacy?

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BibTeX: Include first initials in in-text citations to disambiguate authors with the same last name

When citing, I’d like to disambiguate authors who have the same last name by adding their first initial. I’d like to do this only for authors who have the same last name as other authors in my .bib file, and not for all authors. Is there a way to do this automatically in BibTeX?

For instance, in the following MWE, I’d like the in-text citations to use “T. Test”, “B. Test”, and “Blah”, without having to manually specify that using defcitealias:

 documentclass{article}

 usepackage{natbib}

 begin{filecontents}{test.bib}
     @unpublished{Blah,
        Author = {Test, Test},
        Year = {0000},
        Title = {Test},
        Note = {x}
      }

      @unpublished{Blah2,
           Author = {Blah, Blah},
           Year = {0000},
           Title = {Test},
           Note = {x}
      }

      @unpublished{Blah3,
           Author = {Test, Blah},
           Year = {0000},
           Title = {Test},
           Note = {x}
      }
 end{filecontents}

 begin{document}
     citet{Blah,Blah2,Blah3}

     bibliography{test}
     bibliographystyle{apalike}
 end{document}

Another option that might work is if I could manually specify which authors should get the initial; I’d just like to avoid having to use defcitealias for everything they’ve written.

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Limit the number of authors in citations

I am using biblatex and I have two references:

  1. A, B, and C 2017
  2. A, AA, B, and C 2018

Even though I have set up everything according to other threads to limit the number of authors showing up in a citation (e.g. Set limit to one author when using “et al.” in biblatex), I still get the following results when I cite:

A 2017; A B 2018

Below are my codes that set up citation styles:

usepackage[style=authoryear-comp, sorting=nyt, natbib,
            uniquename=false, uniquelist=false, maxcitenames=2, maxbibnames=99, dashed=false]{biblatex} 

% Modify citing commands so that entire author and year are hyperlinked instead of the default where only year is hyperlinked (the codes below first modifying cite and citeyear, then citet is specially handled in two approaches
DeclareCiteCommand{cite}
  {usebibmacro{prenote}}
  {usebibmacro{citeindex}%
   printtext[bibhyperref]{usebibmacro{cite}}}
  {multicitedelim}
  {usebibmacro{postnote}}

DeclareCiteCommand*{cite}
  {usebibmacro{prenote}}
  {usebibmacro{citeindex}%
   printtext[bibhyperref]{usebibmacro{citeyear}}}
  {multicitedelim}
  {usebibmacro{postnote}}

 DeclareCiteCommand{parencite}[mkbibparens]
  {usebibmacro{prenote}}
  {usebibmacro{citeindex}%
    printtext[bibhyperref]{usebibmacro{cite}}}
  {multicitedelim}
  {usebibmacro{postnote}}

DeclareCiteCommand*{parencite}[mkbibparens]
  {usebibmacro{prenote}}
  {usebibmacro{citeindex}%
    printtext[bibhyperref]{usebibmacro{citeyear}}}
  {multicitedelim}
  {usebibmacro{postnote}}

DeclareCiteCommand{footcite}[mkbibfootnote]
  {usebibmacro{prenote}}
  {usebibmacro{citeindex}%
  printtext[bibhyperref]{ usebibmacro{cite}}}
  {multicitedelim}
  {usebibmacro{postnote}}

DeclareCiteCommand{footcitetext}[mkbibfootnotetext]
  {usebibmacro{prenote}}
  {usebibmacro{citeindex}%
   printtext[bibhyperref]{usebibmacro{cite}}}
  {multicitedelim}
  {usebibmacro{postnote}}


% End of modifying citation commands

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Authors that wrote on how to look for the truth efficiently?

The human mind is perhaps not efficient when it comes to looking for the truth, specially when you are emotionally attached to an idea about any subject such us close relatives, God, your government, “conspiracy theories”, historical figures, or even yourself.

When this happens motivated reasoning occurs. That is to say you ponder and take into consideration ideas or figures who would agree with your view and reject others because it’s easier for you to do this than to detach yourself emotionally from what you want to believe (If you are wrong you would be emotionally devastated).

This could be one of the reasons why most people listen to the same mass-media or read the same newspapers. They want somebody telling them what they want o hear instead of looking for different views and ideas.

Are there any books and authors who examined the inherent emotional biases in human thinking and looked at ways of avoiding them?

“God is not a God of the emotions but the God of truth.” Dietrich
Bonhoeffer

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Authors that wrote on how to look for the truth efficiently? [closed]

The human mind is perhaps not efficient when it comes to looking for the truth, specially when you are emotionally attached to an idea about any subject such us close relatives, God, your government, “conspiracy theories”, historical figures, or even yourself.

When this happens motivated reasoning occurs. That is to say you ponder and take into consideration ideas or figures who would agree with your view and reject others because it’s easier for you to do this than to detach yourself emotionally from what you want to believe (If you are wrong you would be emotionally devastated).

This could be one of the reasons why most people listen to the same mass-media or read the same newspapers. They want somebody telling them what they want o hear instead of looking for different views and ideas.

Are there any books and authors who examined the inherent emotional biases in human thinking and looked at ways of avoiding them?

“God is not a God of the emotions but the God of truth.” Dietrich
Bonhoeffer

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name multiple authors [duplicate]

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  • Force multiple lines for the name tag

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I am trying to add multiple authors but the \ doesn’t work on name.

I’ve been given a template to work with name but I have too many authors and the names don’t fit properly. I have 9 authors some of them very long names.

I have the following:

documentclass{article}
usepackage{spconf,amsmath,graphicx}
usepackage{booktabs}


begin{document}

title{Title here}


name{AuthorName1,AuthorName2,AuthorName3,AuthorName4,Authorname5,AuthorName6,AuthorName7, AuthorName8, AuthorName9}
address
{Address 1 \ 
Address 2 \
Address 3}
maketitle

end{document}

Can anyone help how to put the authors names in two rows?

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name multiple authors

I am trying to add multiple authors but the doesn’t work on name.

I’ve been given a template to work with name but I have too many authors and the names don’t fit properly. I have 9 authors some of them very long names.

I have the following:

documentclass{article}
title{Title here}

name{AuthorName1,AuthorName2,AuthorName3,AuthorName4,Authorname5,AuthorName6,AuthorName7, AuthorName8, AuthorName9}

address
{Address 1 \ 
Address 2 \
Address 3}

Can anyone help how to put the authors names in two rows?

Thanks a lot.

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