When I have multiple org-cite citations like this:

As described by [cite:@ref1;@ref2;@ref3]

My configuration exports with multiple bracketed numbers like this:

As described by [1], [2], [3]

But instead I want it to look like this:

As described by [1, 2, 3]

I am using IEEE templates as described here.

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Unfortunately, this type of formatting is dictated by the CSL style (ieee.csl). You need to use a different style or (more adventurously) can try to modify ieee.csl.

  • That is perhaps more helpful than you thought it might be! I didn't know where to start looking, and modifying ieee.csl sounds more fun than diving into org-cite's elisp code. Commented Aug 17, 2022 at 22:45
  • Depends on your definition of fun :-), but if you choose this route then the visual CSL editor might come in handy.
    – Simka
    Commented Aug 18, 2022 at 6:21
  • There's an intimidating level of customization available there, but still; nice link. Commented Aug 18, 2022 at 12:46

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