Quick Tip – Multiple Authors in BibTeX

Recently I was storing some bibliographic data in JabRef and came across an issue in which bibliographic entries which have multiple authors were not being displayed as expected.

Example of Incorrect BibTeX:

The BibTeX Entry of “Author = {John Doe, Jane Doe, Jack Doe, and Jill Doe}” would display as “John Doe and Doe” in JabRef. To correct this issue, mutliple authors need to be delineated with an ‘and’, in order to display correctly.

Example of Correct BibTeX:

“Author = {John Doe and Jane Doe and Jack Doe and Jill Doe}” will display as expected as “Doe et al.”