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I'm having an odd problem with the citations. Whenever I call the, after rendering, I get odd formats like:

[Subramanian et al(2006)Subramanian, Ramamoorthy, Stone, and Kuipers]

It's supposed to say only Subramian et al and the year. And the text is overflowing the paragraph structure (it isn't aligned with the paragraph).

Any idea where could I look into to fix this.

The style used is spbasic.bst.

And I'm giving the input as a ".bib" file

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Hello and welcome to tex.sx! A minimal working example (meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…) would surely help people reproduce your issue and help you fix it. – ℝaphink Aug 9 '11 at 5:51
It's clear that you are using a natbib compatible bibstyle. So you should use \usepackage{natbib} first. – Leo Liu Aug 9 '11 at 10:35
@Leo: Please convert your comment into an answer. – lockstep Sep 4 '11 at 11:48
@lockstep: done. – Leo Liu Sep 5 '11 at 10:58
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The contents of generated .bbl file show that you're using a natbib compatible bibstyle. Therefore, you should use


to get proper result. Further options may be needed, see the document of natbib.

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