{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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How to enter publications “in press”, or “submitted to” in BibTeX?

Is there a convention for how to enter publications that are "in preparation" or "submitted to Some Journal" into a BibTeX database?
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Flattening BibTeX files

Is there a tool that "flattens" a complicated BibTeX file? In particular, I would like to: Expand @STRING macros, for example: @STRING{foo = {Bar}} @MISC{x, title = foo} ⇓ @MISC{x, title = ...
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Setting environment variables for latex and bibtex in .bashrc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: .bib library file in a different directory, how to use? (Mendeley centralised .bib file) I recently started using TeX to write journal articles. I use TeX Live version ...
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Using Bibtex within an article

I like using bibtex for generating my bibliography since it takes care of all the formatting for me. I'm wondering if/how it is possible to easily insert bibliographic information into other parts of ...
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How can I access specific elements of a Bibtex entry in my Latex document?

I keep all my sources in the one Bibtex file, and noticed in Jabref that there's a "review" field. I thought this would be a handy place to keep notes while doing a literature review, and was ...
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bibliography in Beamer

In Beamer, bibliography is displayed in the way that authors, title and journals are in three lines. Here is an example. Since I have many references, I am wondering, whether we can put them in one ...
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Preserve lowercase in bibtex

I'm using mla-paper package. the name Ferdinand de Saussure in bibliography gets shown as De Saussure, Ferdinand. But I want de in lowercase like so: de Saussure, Ferdinand. In citations it gets shown ...
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Annoyance in emacs LaTeX mode involved with syntax highlighting

I'm using the following command in a LaTeX file to explicitly call a style file: \bibliographystyle{$BSTINPUTS/IEEEtran} Unfortunately emacs detects this as me entering math mode, but the latex ...
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HTML reference in bib file

I am sure you have encountered with the following question, so in advance I would be thankful to your help. I have created a bib file, and one of the my reference is an article on the web which I ...
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Is it normal for BibTeX to replace similar author names with “------”?

In my .bib file, I have two entries with exactly the same author names: @article{Seshadrinathan2010A-Subjective-St, Author = {K. Seshadrinathan and R. Soundararajan and A. C. Bovik and L. K. ...
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Automatically reorder in-text citations based on numbering in bibliography [closed]

I'm using BibTeX to manage my bibliography, and have about 250 references. I cannot keep track of the order they were cited in, which leads to some funny formatting. To explain, consider this ...
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LaTeX stopped building a BibTeX bibliography, how to troubleshoot it?

I am writing for the first time in LaTeX. The bibliography was a bit flaky at first, but it worked - I got the citation numbers in the text, and the references listed at the end of the document. At ...
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Overflow boxes caused by references [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike I have downloaded styles for my BibTeX, which is called "apalike". The problem is that when I use \cite then ...
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Avoid page range compression with biblatex

I am using biblatex for my bibliography and i would like it not to compress page ranges at all. Can this by done with a simple argument? ...
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Problem using a .bst file in TeXShop--TeXShop cannot find file

I am trying to use spbasic.bst to work on a manuscript for a journal. I copied the file into /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf/tex/bibtex/bst and ran texhash. However, TeXShop doesn't find the file. ...
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Using ampersand symbols (&) instead of the word “and” for bibliography style apa

My supervisor just came with an idea to use the ampersand in citations and bibliography, so e.g. Smith and Watson (1992) should become Smith & Watson (1992) How can I make it work with ...
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How to use a command-line tool to extract a bibtex reference that contains a search term?

I'd like to be able to use a tool like grep to extract an entire bibtex reference rather than just the matching line. For example, grep Smith mydatabase.bib would return lines that contain the word ...
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Use character substitution in BibTeX .bst file

I use BibTeX not only to create bbl files for my LaTeX documents, but also to produce HTML of my whole collection of articles. It works pretty well for the last 12 years but since I decided to add a ...
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Google Books BibTeX export [closed]

Is Google Books a reliable source of BiBTeX records? I've found a negative feedback back from 2008, and not sure it is sill valid. Unlike Lead2Amazon and Tungare's ISBN to BibTeX converter, Google ...
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Using the \LaTeX command in the BibTeX Bibliography

I am trying to include a bibliographical entry that contains the \LaTeX in one of the titles (it's a lab report on LaTeX that's submitted using LaTeX). This will come up with an error - unknown ...
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How to create two separate indices: Subject index and Index of Authors

I am working on my thesis and I have to include in the text the Subject Index and Index of Authors. I'm using BibTeX (package natbib) and package makeidx for marking the terms for Subject index (I'm ...
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How do I change the delimiter for \citeauthor with multiple references and add “and” between the last two?

\citeauthor{iso9241-5,ansi2007,osha3092} produces International Organization for Standardization; Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Is ...
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BibTeX .bst file: make author's last name uppercase, leave first name intact?

How do you set up your BibTeX style file (.bst) so that it makes author's surnames (last names) uppercase? Example of what I want: SILVERMAN, David. Interpreting qualitative data: methods for ...
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Problem with escaped characters in bibliography when using Mendeley, natbib & url

This is my first question here, so apologies if I miss any conventions. I'm writing a dissertation in LaTeX. My sources are in Mendeley, which is generating a BibTeX file. I'm using the natbib ...
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BibTex: Easy way to drop article titles from references?

I would like to generate a bibliography for a grant application with a minimal structure. Ideally, something like science.bst i.e. omitting the article title. A. N. Clarkson, B. S. Huang, S. E. ...
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problem when an editor is also an author in jurabib [closed]

I'm using jurabib to do the bibliography for my dissertation (I'm having to do the MHRA style and jurabib does this quite well). The problem I have is as follows: I have some books by author A and ...
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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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apacite: change ampersand (&) to comma between the last and second last names

I am new to biblatex. I am using the package apacite for formatting references in APA format. I come up with a list of names that looks like: Ghosh, M & Razmpour, A. How can change the & ...
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BibTeX alpha long keys cause indentation of entry [closed]

I'm using BibTeX with the alpha style to keep track of my references. Whenever there is an entry with 4 or more authors, the entry id composed of their names and publication years causes the first ...
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How to code ß (German “sharp S”) in BibTeX

I have an author called Jörg Geißler, whom I want to include in my BibTeX database. I tried to use Gei\ssler, J\"{o}rg but this doesn't work correctly. I can't generate the PDF anymore. How do I ...
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BibTeX: abbreviate name to 2 or 3 letters (not 1)

BibTeX can abbreviate names, e.g. change Smith, John to J. Smith. In some languages, certain (not all) names must be abbreviated with more than one letter (it's not optional as in the case of Ch. for ...
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Make bibliography “invisible” (with bibtex)

While working on a long LateX document I would like the citations to be displayed correctly, but the bibliography itself not being added to the document. Is it possible to make the bibliography ...
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Bibtex and Miktex: A bibliography program (empty) bbl file

There are quite few posts with the same problem and I think I tried all of them, and couldn't solve the issue. I am using a thesis template and Texmaker on Ubuntu, so, I guess following lines ...
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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX include my bibtex bibliography in the references section?

How can I include the .bib file in the latex file. I have tried: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{natbib} \bibilographystyle{plainnat} \begin{document} \include{reference} \end{document} Opened a ...
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fonts (class, styles) for new academic journal [closed]

I am involved with starting a new academic economics and finance journal. Thus, the world is our oyster---we can choose whatever looks we want to choose. Since I have a role, LaTeX is going to be our ...
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What is citation_key in BibTeX notation?

What is citation_key in BibTeX notation: @ARTICLE{citation_key, required_fields [, optional_fields] } We have many articles written by our academic staff on our website.We want to put ...
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BibTeX: Defining own styles?

I'm using LaTeX with BibTeX to display the literature of my thesis. We have to adapt our work to several custom 'styles' from the university. That's why I want to somehow define my own styles: For ...
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bibtex error, no bibliography attached

I'm using pdflatex with texworks and vim latex-suite. I'm trying to append a bibliography to the document using \bibliographystyle{plain} \bibliography{Graph_bib} and the .bib file formated as: ...
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Problem in BibTeX with composite names

In my .bib file, I have this entry: @conference{HCS96, title={The Virtual Cinematographer: A Paradigm for Automatic Real-time Camera Control and Directing}, author={Li-wei He and Michael F. Cohen ...
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How do I truncate the author list and substitute et al.?

Can someone please tell me if there is a way to truncate more than 2 authors for a publication and substitute it by et al. instead? I am using BibTeX.
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I would like to borrow revtex's amazing footnote and bibtex macros

Anybody know how revtex accomplishes its amazing citation handling. For instance, if I have a list of references in natbib using any bibstyle it looks like this [1,2,3,4,5] or [2,4,5,3,1] depending ...
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Bibtex and index of authors

Is there any way of automatically creating an author index based on citations via bibtex?
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BiBTeX Name Order

When I compile my bibliography it lists the names as "John Smith" instead of "Smith, John". How do I change this? By the way, I am using BibDesk.
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BibTeX style file with hierachical use of DOI, URL fields [closed]

My custom BibTeX style currently does almost exactly what I want it to do: The title of the paper is a hyperlink, using the URL field in the BibTeX if one is provided, and using http://dx.doi.org/ ...
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Tex capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size = 5000]

This is the error I am getting since I have added some new references to my .bib file. I think is more than a filled stack. Any ideas? references.bib It was requested a minimum working example but I ...
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Is there a LaTeX editor for Windows with an equivalent to RefTeX ?

I am currently using TexMaker on Windows to write my LaTeX documents. However, I would be very interested in a feature like RefTex (emacs module for bibtex) that would allow me to search directly in ...
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How to quickly convert a single BibTeX reference into a formatted reference?

I contribute a bit to various forums and Stack Exchange sites and I often want to cite a journal article that I've found from a quick search on Google Scholar. Google Scholar allows for easy exporting ...
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Sorting references in revtex4-1 by order of appearance?

When preparing an article using the revtex4-1 LaTeX package, how can I ensure that the references appear in the order that they appear in the text of the document? I've seen answers like Bibliography ...
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Use # in bibtex

The title of the book i want to cite has a # in it - how can i escape it correctly in bibtex?