# Incorrect output while making bib file

Here is one of my bib entry

@InProceedings{linden,
author = {F. Van Der Linden, J. Bosch, E. Kamsties, K. K{\"a}ns{\"a}l{\"a} and Henk Obbink},
title = {Software Product Family Evaluation},
booktitle = {Software Product-Family Engineering, 5th International Workshop, PFE 2003},
month = {November},
year = {2004},
pages = {352-369}
}

and this is the output

[F. Van Der Linden and Obbink(2004)] F Van Der Linden EKKK J Bosch, Obbink H (2004)
Software product family evaluation. In: Software Product-Family Engineering, 5th International
Workshop, PFE 2003, Siena, Italy, pp 352{369

If you see it has just put EKKK JBosh etc instead of full E. Kamsties etc . Also the special chracters K{\"a} aren't read properly in bibliographies.

I have tried the IEEETran and even Springer latex templates to fix it but in vain.

I am using TexMaker and MikTex2.9 for making these files.

Urgent Help required

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Try this for the author field: author={van der Linden, F. and Bosch, J. and Kamsties, K. and K{\"a}ns{\"a}l{\"a}, K. and Obbink, Henk} –  guillem Dec 17 '12 at 6:46

You've got stray commas and no "and"s in your bibtex

author = {F. Van Der Linden, J. Bosch, E. Kamsties, K. K{\"a}ns{\"a}l{\"a} and Henk Obbink},

should be

author = {Van Der Linden, F. and J. Bosch and E. Kamsties and
K. K{\"a}ns{\"a}l{\"a} and Henk Obbink},
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If one uses F. Van Der Linden, then the given name is F. Van Der and the family name is Linden; the "comma form" should be used when the family name consists of more than one word, so I fixed your code. –  egreg Dec 17 '12 at 11:25
After these changes I get following error. When I do the second PDFLatex (pdflatex ->bibtex ->pdflatex->pdflatex) I got following error... ! Misplaced alignment tab character &. l.40 Software—Practice & Experience 41(8):883--897...which looks quite confusing as on line 40 is this command \institute –  Skipper07 Dec 17 '12 at 12:30
i guess your .bib file needs \& instead of & for that journal's entry. note that this is totally unrelated to the previous problem you were getting. –  wasteofspace Dec 17 '12 at 13:08