# Bib sorting without author

This is what one of my sources looks like

@misc{Madlena11,
Author={Chavala Madlena},
Publisher={Guardian},
Title = {Telecomix: tech support for the Arab spring},
url = {http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/07/telecomix-arab-spring}
}


However, sometimes I have a source that doesn't have an Author such as:

@misc{RT12,
%Author={},
Publisher={RT TV Network},
Title = {Anti-ACTA day: Angry crowds take action},
url = {http://rt.com/news/acta-protests-rallies-europe-089/}
}


My problem is when the Author is not listed it doesn't sort by Publisher or even display the publisher in the references, nor the URL. How can I fix this?

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## 1 Answer

Use the key field:

@misc{RT12,
key={some string reflecting how you wish the entry alphabetized},
Publisher={RT TV Network},
Title = {Anti-ACTA day: Angry crowds take action},
url = {http://rt.com/news/acta-protests-rallies-europe-089/}
}


Assuming you want the entry to be sorted as "RT TV Network", then use

key={RT TV Network}


The url field is used only if the bibliography style knows about it. For example, with

\usepackage[numeric]{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{plainnat}


then URLs are showed. And the contents of key will be used in place of the author.

## Example

\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{Madlena11,
Author={Chavala Madlena},
Publisher={Guardian},
Title = {Telecomix: tech support for the {Arab} spring},
url = {http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/07/telecomix-arab-spring}
}

@misc{RT12,
key={aaaa},
Publisher={RT TV Network},
Title = {{Anti}-{ACTA} day: {Angry} crowds take action},
url = {http://rt.com/news/acta-protests-rallies-europe-089/}
}

\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[numbers]{natbib}
\usepackage{url}

\begin{document}
\cite{Madlena11}, \cite{RT12}

\bibliographystyle{plainnat}
\bibliography{\jobname}
\end{document}


The filecontents* is just for having the .bib file inside the source. Note also the braces to force capitalization.

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Can you be a little more specific what I can use as the string for the key. Also, why would the URL not get displayed in either situation? – DomX23 May 4 '12 at 23:03
Also is there a similar way to display the publishers? – DomX23 May 4 '12 at 23:07
Unfortunately, now I do not get any errors or warnings but it still does not display the publisher. THis is what it looks like @misc{RT12, key={RT TV Network}, Publisher={RT TV Network}, Title = {Anti-ACTA day: Angry crowds take action}, url = {rt.com/news/acta-protests-rallies-europe-089} } Also, urls are not displaying using what you have provided. What am I doing wrong? – DomX23 May 4 '12 at 23:42