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For some citations, I do not have page number or other information. For example, not all conference papers specify page numbers. When I do not enter these information, the reference shows up sloppy.

For example:

[3] Penner JE. Eects of soot aerosols from aircraft on cirrus cloud. In: DSVS International Workshop on Aviation. 2008,.

As seen, the reference finishes with ,. instead of simply .

Another example is:

[5] Smith GP, Golden DM, Frenklach M, Moriarty NW,Eiteneer B, Goldenberg M, et al. GRI-Mech 3.0. http://www.me.berkeley.edu/gri_mech/; ????

As seen, the missing year appears as ????.

Is there a way to let LaTeX know what parts are missing so it ignores that part. Obviously leaving that section blank does not work. I also cannot change the styling because this is the style for the journal that I am planning to submit my paper.

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Which style do you use? This may be deliberate (some journals insist that full page details are given). –  Joseph Wright Jun 29 '11 at 6:01
    
elsarticle-template-3-num from Elsevier. elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/elsarticle#bibtex –  Emre Jun 29 '11 at 6:05
    
Just re-read the guideline for authors and could not find a mention of forcing all details but I guess it may not be explicitly stated. –  Emre Jun 29 '11 at 6:15
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Could you edit your question to include a minimal example, showing your .bib entries for the problematic citations. I suspect you may need to alter how you've entered them, but at present I'd be guessing. –  Joseph Wright Jun 29 '11 at 7:02
    
No response from @Emre makes this question impossible to answer as-is. I'll therefore close it. –  Joseph Wright Jul 17 '11 at 7:42
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closed as not a real question by Joseph Wright Jul 17 '11 at 7:42

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