[texhax] Italicizing ``et al.'' with natbib.

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu May 7 07:53:29 CEST 2009

Rolf Turner wrote:
> The bibliography style that I have been using up to now prints ``et  
> al.''
> as in ``Jones, et al. (1942)'' in italics.  I'm trying to use natbib,  
> which
> prints the ``et al.'' in the ``regular'' font.  I'd like to keep the  
> italic
> font.  (Please don't argue about which is ``correct''.  I want to use  
> italic
> font for ``et al.''.  Humour me.)
> Is there any way to instruct natbib to use italics for ``et al.''?

It's hard-coded into the .bst files.  You'll need to make a copy of the
appropriate one, give it a new name and edit the part which prints "et al."
Joseph Wright

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