{bibtex} is specifically about Oren Patashnik's BibTeX program, its .bib database file format, and use of these in creating documents. For general questions about bibliographies and citations, use {bibliographies} instead.

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BibTeX: How can I automatically reduce long author lists to “xxx et al.”?

I have several entries in my list of references that include of the order of 40 authors. Is there a way to make bibtex automatically reduce these lists to e.g. the first name + "et al."? I don't want ...
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Missing $ inserted issue

Trying to get my dissertaion sorted (due in a few hours) and I keep getting this error: ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.190 ... pp. 225--236, ...
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Elsarticle no bibliography on the pdf output

I would like to get some help about the elsaarticle class (http://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/file/0019/166141/elsarticle-template.zip). When I use bibtex I get a PDF without bibliogrpahy... The ...
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BibTex, non-ascii initials and nameptr f [duplicate]

I have a problem with BibTex – many citation styles use nameptr f. to show just the initial of author's first name. I have trouble using this if the name starts with a non-ascii character. BibTex ...
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Lost when trying to use bibtex in Mactex

i think my probelm is probably pretty easy to solve. I have done research on the web on how to do it but never really been able to follow through. I have mactex and endnote running on MacOS 10.9.4 I ...
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How to correctly typeset an author's two-word last name in BibTeX?

Using BibTeX, I would like to cite a paper by an author whose last name has two words. The reason why this is an issue is that if I just write Jan A. Van Mieghem in the author field of the .bib file, ...
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BibTeX and “accessed” field for web page

Referring to the question how to cite web pages what is the best approach if you use Citavi and want to get an "Access date" added? I got Citavi to add the access date to notes, but I couldn't add an ...
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Automatic Reference modification using bibtex

I have a bib file with following text in journal tab Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on This is default text ieee xplore gives for each entry. However i want it in ...
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Latex ignores natbib longnamesfirst option when using “econometrica” bibliography style

I am confounded as to why in this document latex is ignoring the natbib longnamesfirst option. I have used it in other documents without any problem. Any ideas are appreciated. ...
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Bibliography style jfe.bst - add description of paper

I am using jfe.bst bibliography style. I only want to change the note format. In particular, after each bibliographic entry I want to add (optionally) a description of the paper, e.g. ...
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hyperref URL using BibTeX

I am trying to hyperrefan URL using class scrartcl, Bibtex, package natbib and bibliography style authordate1. The paper is characterised as @article in the .bibfile and as the URL entry is not used ...
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bad generators of keys in a particular bst style

I have the following the .tex file: \documentclass{article}[10pt] \usepackage{jucs2e} \usepackage{url} \begin{document} \title{Title} \maketitle cite~\cite{EnviroTrack} \bibliographystyle{jucs} ...
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How do I submit a custom bst style file to CTAN?

I have modified the plainnat.bst natbib style file in order to submit to the journal Arctic. It works fine, and I figured it might be useful to someone else. Is there a way to submit custom bst files ...
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Expand citations in latex with bibtex

I am writing a paper like the following one, and bibtex creates cites inside of cites: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} cite1~\cite{abc:oopsla2005} cite2~\cite{martinAl:oopsla2005} ...
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BibTeX: same author, different years

Citing \cite{paper1,paper2,paper3}, with the apalike style, some papers of a same author gives me something like [LastName, 2001, LastName, 2002, LastName, 2003] I would prefer something like ...
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Bibtex, Latex compiling

On several occations I have read instructions like "run Latex on your file, then run Bibtex, and afterwards run Latex again..." . I am using TeXstudio as editor and when compiling any tex-code I ...
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Convert .bbl file to .bib file

How can I convert a .bbl file to a .bib file. I lost my .bib file but I still have my .bbl file. Now , I need to add more references to my .bbl file according to a specific format which I need to ...
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LaTeX to BibTeX

I have an old document written in LaTeX which I need to edit/re-write. The document has hundreds of citations without using BibTex but just old style thebibliography environment and \bibitem's. Now I ...
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Modifying bst file - changing separator

I am currently modifying a bst file. The problem I am facing now is how to change the separator of the style. At the moment, I get the following output: Badie, Dina (2010) ‘Groupthink, iraq, and ...
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Problem in bibtex style?

I'm confusing about the reference in bibtex, I'm looking for a bibtex style such as given format, [2] Bernoulli, D. Exposition of a new theory on the measurement of risk. Econometrica 22, 1, pp. ...
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Custom abbreviation for citation in bibtex

When writing, I like to introduce an abbreviation for the whole citation. On the first instance, I would write "This is true as shown in (nbren12, et. al. 2012) (hereafter NB12)". In the subsequent ...
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Unknown error compiling with bibtex in Texmaker [closed]

I was trying to move my bibliography from bibtex to biblatex, this is my MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{book} \usepackage[nomarginpar, margin = 2.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Implementation of “Title Case” in Bibtex

How is "title case" defined in bibtex? Which is the list of words not to capitalize, and in which file is it defined? Is it possible to change it? I checked the .bst file, but apparently it's ...
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How to add a DOI field in book type reference in zotero?

I want to add a book reference with DOI in zotero. But I found no DOI field in book type items. Is there a method to do this?
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How to cite ISO or British Standards in LaTeX/BibTeX

I am trying to cite this British Standard in my Thesis, however using the usual @keysdoesn't really seem to help make it clear, is there a more practical way to do this as it doesn't really fall into ...
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Large bibtex/biblatex database

I'm not sure if it is a good idea to maintain a single large bibtex database or if I should split it into multiple smaller ones. I have compiled a very large India-specific database (over 100,000 ...
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How to modify `unsrt.bst` file to generate concise and readable Jounal of Applied Phyisics(JAP) style .bbl file?

I am going to submit an article to Journal Of Applied Physics(JAP). So I'm using using revtex4-1 document class \documentclass[aip,jap,reprint,superscriptaddress,amsmath,amssymb]{revtex4-1}. During ...
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Latex in text link to bibtex or footnote, and bibtex/footnote link back to place in text

In Latex, what I would like to is have a link from a paragraph to a foot note or bibtex reference, and have a link in the footnote or bibtex reference back to the paragraph or place in text where the ...
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'Unable to compile bib file '

I am not able to add more references to my bib file its not compiling. Any help will be appreciated, I wasted the whole day but I couldn't figure out. I have added around 20 references, It was ...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib und the chicago style as bibliography style. I am trying to cite a web site, but in the bibliography the URL (given in the BibTeX entry) is not printed. Is there a simple solution ...
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RIS & crufty bibtex to biblatex without an OCD tool?

I have 30 years of bibtex in a file with some other notes. Bibtex doesn't mind, but biblatex does. Also, certain publishers (Nature, APA, MIT) don't provide bibtex but do provide dois or ris. I've ...
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Bibentry does not show cite

I'm trying to get a full citation inside my text using the \bibentry command. But it doesn't show anything. MWE: \documentclass[draft=false ,paper=a4 ,twoside=false ...
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apacite bibliography{} command not creating bibliography

Please excuse me, I'm quite new to LaTeX (and I'm inexperienced with formal formatting to boot). I'm having a problem that I don't know how to solve, and haven't been able to find anything online. ...
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My bibliography doesn't appear

I'm finishing my thesis and i've made a bib file with the references I use in my work but for some reason I do not know, the bibliography does not appear in the pdf, although the subdocument loads ...
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Citation not found if bib file in parent directory

My citations work fine when the sources.bib file is within the same directory as my .tex file, as shown here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyhdr} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{fancy} ...
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Springer Humanities Bibtex

it looks like there is no Springer bibtex style for their humanities bibliography (e.g. they want full first names!) Has anyone seen or written one?
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Sorting bibliography according to the order in .bib file

Is it possible to sort the order of references using the order in the .bib file?
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Initials in the bibliography. firstinits/uniquename not working correctly in biblatex?

Consider two MWEs (minimum working examples): \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Delbaen1998, year={1998}, title={Title3}, author={Delbaen, F.}, } ...
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Modify Alpha bib style

I'm working with Latex for the first time, so I don't quite understand the syntax of the bibliography styels. For my thesis I need the citation to be 4 letters of author name/names and 2 numbers for ...
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Is there a citation manager which plays nicely with BibTeX and has automatic metadata import from PDFs?

This question is borderline TeX related but I think it may still be relevant. What is the best citation manager to use in conjunction with LaTeX? The cutting edge in citation management software ...
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BibTeX error in TexMaker {I couldn't open file name `test_bb.aux'}

I am using Mikitex + Texmaker for writing a IEEETrans paper and i am a novice in all this. I have a test file which I am using for understanding how to insert bibliography. Thus, I have two files ...
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Customizing apacite style using bibtex in SWP

Sorry for the basic question, but I got stuck finishing up my thesis. I'm using Scientific Workplace 5.5 (very basic LaTeX literacy) and I need to customize apacite to meet the faculty requirements. ...
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Adding specific citation creates error message

I am quite new to Latex. Using citations works well until I add a specific one. After adding this citation (with: \autocite{Yamashita:2000a} this error occurs: Runaway argument? {We isolated ...
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Simple way of setting up two bibliographies

I want to split the bibliography into two parts, with one containing only works by a certain author and another all the rest. I tried figuring out how to do this with biblatex but got tangled up. ...
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references not being cited! [duplicate]

I do not know why those two references can not get cited. I only get a question mark instead of the reference number. I copy the name of the reference and I still have the error!. Here is what I ...
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Can I configure bibtex.exe to insert the command \interlinepenalty=10000 in the .bbl file?

The following question-answers show a method of avoiding page-breaks in between references: How can I prevent page break between lines of a paragraph or bibliography entry? ...
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Problem with bibliography compiling

I'm using Elsevier's elsarticle class to prepare my paper. There is a problem with compiling URL in bibliography. I have inserted the url with this format in .bib file(I'm using bibtex): @misc{A23, ...
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failed to find file .pdf perhaps it has been deleted [closed]

i'm looking for a solution to this the whole day and i couldn't find. When i "Build and View" my document, in the view i recieve the message failed to find file Thesis.pdf` perhaps it has been ...
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How to preserve capital letters in Bibtex [duplicate]

I am writing a paper and am using Bibtex to create the bibliography. Everything works fine except that the capital letters in the titles of my references is not preserved in the PDF. For example, in ...
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How to modify the label style of bibliography?

I'm using natbib package and bibliography style ama which I would like to modify. The reference list should be listed like this: 1. Kapur NK, Musunuru K. Clinical efficiency and safety of statins in ...