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I am using elsarticle-harv.bst for author-citation references. However, the indent value for second line is a bit small, see e.g.: enter image description here

\documentclass[12 pt,a4paper,twoside] {article}
\usepackage[ T1 ]{fontenc}
\cite{Tsuji:2008} bla bla ... \\
Bla bla ... \citep[see e.g][]{Shirgaonkar:2009} .


Reference file reffile.bibe.g:

  author  = {Tsuji, T. and Yabumoto, K. and Tanaka, T.},
  title   = {Spontaneous structures in three-dimensional bubbling gas-fluidized bed by paralled {DEM-CFD} coupling simulation},
  journal = {  Powder Technology },
  year    = { 2008  },
  volume  = { 184  },
  pages   = {  132-140 },
  number  = { }

  author  = {Shirgaonkar, A. A. and Maclver, M. A. and Patankar, N. A.},
  title   = {A new mathematical formulation and fast algorithm for fully resovled simulation of self-propulsion},
  journal = {Journal of Computional Physics},
  year    = { 2009  },
  volume  = { 228  },
  pages   = {  2366-2390 },
  number  = { }

So how to increase the indent?

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You should load the style of the bibliography before printing the bibliography. – mafp Jan 24 '13 at 9:39
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You could use the natbib package (I guess it is recommended anyway for elsarticle-harv), and then do


to increase the indent to 5em (which is ridiculously large).

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thanks! The default bibhang is 1 em, now 1.5 em is perfect for second-line indent. – KOF Jan 24 '13 at 9:52

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