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I am writing a paper to a Springer journal and I am trying to use their \bibliographystyle{spbasic} However, instead of the number of the reference in the list of references I get something as:

[Hundsdorfer et al(1995)Hundsdorfer, Koren, van Loon, and Verwer] followed by the citation

What should I do to get the number in the square brackets?


\bibliography{moje.bib}   % name your BibTeX data base


Edit: I will probably have to do the bibliography manually, as no Springer provided bibtex style produces the output that can be seen in the journal articles.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – Marco Daniel Sep 29 '12 at 16:01
Wouldn't \bibliographystyle{spmpsci} do what you want? Numeric references, that is. If they provide a style, it means that they are satisfied with the output it produces. – egreg Sep 29 '12 at 16:30
It's strange. The actual articles in the journal have certainly a different style, then this one, but other article in review I have seen used apparently also \bibliographystyle{spmpsci}, so I will do the same. – Vladimir F Sep 29 '12 at 16:55
The format of the citation suggests the bibliography style is for natbib. Try to add \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} to your preamble. – Guido Sep 29 '12 at 17:51
@Guido Thank you, now it looks like in the journal, at least at the first look. If you write an answer, I can accept it. – Vladimir F Sep 29 '12 at 18:31
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The format of the citation, i.e., [Short author(year)Long author] suggests that the bibliography file (.bbl) produced by the bibliography stye spbasic is for natbib. Thus adding


should address the issue.

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