{natbib} is a package for bibliographies and citations. It is especially designed for the author-year type citation styles that are common in the natural and social sciences.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

198
votes
2answers
42k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
792 views

Can I cite something while specifying exactly what text will appear at that place?

First up, I'm using natbib. I'm trying implement a citation style (Thankfully only a few citations, so I'm happy to work things by hand) that is essentially of the following form: At the point of ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Natbib and bibhang don't get along with numbers or super

I am using natbib.sty chicago.bst as my bibtex style sheets. My natbib call looks like \usepackage[numbers,sort&compress,super]{natbib} when I try to change the hanging indent in my ...
1
vote
1answer
544 views

Citations overflowing

I'm having an odd problem with the citations. Whenever I call the, after rendering, I get odd formats like: [Subramanian et al(2006)Subramanian, Ramamoorthy, Stone, and Kuipers] It's supposed to ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

\citenum with square brackets

I am using the superscript citation style and sometimes in the text I need to print the citation number is square brackets like [6]. I read I could use \citenum but [\citenum{myref}] leaves some big ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

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.
15
votes
1answer
3k views

natbib and hyperref for (Author, Year) style produces two links

I am using the bioinfo style with natbib and hyperref, using the (Author, Year) style citations. pdflatex produces two link boxes for each citation: one for the Author and one of the Year. I would ...
9
votes
1answer
2k views

How to hyperlink only the year part when using natbib and hyperref

I am using the natbib and hyperref packages: \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[pagebackref=true, plainpages=false, bookmarks, bookmarksnumbered, colorlinks, linktocpage=true, linkcolor=blue, ...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

Best style (.bst) for Harvard bibliography with Natbib using LyX

Learning LaTeX and using LyX. I'm using BibTeX and natbib.sty for citing. Which .bst is the best for Harvard bibliographies? elsearticle-harv.bst is the closest one I have come across. I have tried to ...
2
votes
1answer
382 views

Using aliases with BibTeX in the list of references

I have a frequently-cited paper in a manuscript, and I want to refer to it as "Paper I" in the text, which I can do with \defcitealias in natbib. However, I want also the acronym "Paper I" to be ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

bibtex error Texshop

I have the following files my main file: \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{a4paper} \usepackage{wutzi} ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Removing parentheses from date only in bibliography with natbib

I am using natbib with agsm style to achieve Harvard style referencing. Is there any way to remove the parenthesis around the year in the references section (not the citations in the main text)? I ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

Natbib change author separation to '&'

I'm using natbib, german babel and natbib creates output of the form Foo and Bar (1337) I would like to get Foo & Bar (1337) for citet and (Foo & Bar 1337) respectively for citep.
1
vote
1answer
431 views

Bibliography list items alignement using Natbib alpha style

I am using the alpha style with natbib (author-year). My problem is that I am getting the labels aligned right in the Bibliography list items, but I want them left !! It may be useful to mention that ...
2
votes
1answer
330 views

Expanding only one author list when citing multiple papers with Natbib

I have a question about citing multiple authors, but only printing the full author list for one of the papers. I have a situation where I want to cite two papers in the same set of parenthesis, but I ...
5
votes
1answer
717 views

natbib bst file with merge functionality

According to the documentation citations can be merged in natbib (several citations appear as one item in the bibliography). The different citations should be separated by semicolons, if the ...
1
vote
1answer
901 views

Natbib: How can I generate the bibliography like this: Last name, First name.

I use natbib package to generate the bibliography, but I found the package put the first name of the author first, like L.H. Han. I hope the format can be in this way: Han, L.H. How can I change the ...
9
votes
1answer
985 views

Replacing “and” by “og” and “In”by “I” in references and bibliograpy using natbib

Since I am writing in norwegian, I would like to chang the two words "and" and "in" into norwegian. "And" appears both in references in the text and in the bibliography, while "in" appears in the ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

BibTeX: How to remove “dot”, “comma” and “and” in author name and put year at the end?

I use the package natbib with the bibliography style apa. How I remove dot, comma and "and" after name and then change year position without bracket to the end of reference. Maniatis, T., ...
3
votes
3answers
10k views

\cite doesn't work

If I use \citeA{Rannenberg} it works, but with \cite{Rannenberg} I get the error: ("C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\BA Test\chapters/test.tex" Kapitel 1. Class scrbook Warning: ...
2
votes
0answers
758 views

How to suppress references to appear in top navigation bar? [closed]

In my beamer template, I cannot see the references section in the table of contents, but it automatically inserts that element in the top bar, with the command \insertsectionnavigationhorizontal. As ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Use of \citet with bibliographystyle unsrt

While I use \citet{Titterington} and I use \bibliographystyle{unsrt} which all websites say is supposed to produce a citation in the main body like Titterington[1], for me produces a citation in the ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Switching between numeric and authoryear in Natbib

I need to switch between numeric and authoryear style in Natbib, in the same document. Particularly, I want it to be numeric the first time a citation is used and authoryear any subsequent times. Does ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Upper case author names for BST file (based on APA)

I have created a .bst file using makebst. It is based on the APA style. I have compared the .bst file to other bst files, and trying unsuccessfully to put the authors in the bibliography in capitals. ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

How to cite a motion picture or TV show?

I want to cite motion pictures and TV series using commands such as \citep{} and a external bibtex file. What is the proper way? I'm using the natlib package and the configuration commands ...
0
votes
1answer
675 views

Displaying Natbib generated bibliography in the form: Surname, Name, Title, Publisher, Year

I have been using the natbib package for a couple of years and I am rather satisfied; however, I have a problem that Google search hasn't solved, nor seems it already answered here... I would like the ...
8
votes
2answers
815 views

How to get two column references with author-year style

Is there a way to get a two column layout for author-year-citations with a label of "(Wolfram 2002)" in the first column and "Wolfram, S. 2002. A new kind of science. Wolfram Media, Champaign, Ill." ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Using natbib and plainnat - no year appears to some references and also et al. not in Italics

I use natbib and plainnat for bibliography, I use \citep. The reference appears with et al. that is not italics – how do I change that? Some references just appear with no year. How to fix that? ...
8
votes
1answer
886 views

natbib author-year-page separator

This should be a no-brainer but I haven't seen an example anywhere: \citep[253--256]{sean2003game} with bibpunct like \bibpunct{(}{)}{:}{a}{,}{~}} outputs (Riley, 2004, 253-256) I need to ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

Citep only works as cite?

In an ideal situation using natbib and abbrvnat, citations e.g. \citet{Jones2004} and '\citep{Jones2004}' would have given Jones et al. (2004) and (Jones et al., 2004) respectively. Unfortunately I ...
4
votes
0answers
335 views

Citet and citep not working with hyperlink [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Citep only works as cite? I used bibtex/natbib to compile my thesis, but unfortunately \citet and \citep don't connect with the hyperlink. In short: \cite{KEY} gives ...
3
votes
1answer
333 views

Strange interaction between natbib and algorithm2e

Here's a minimal example. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{algorithm2e} \usepackage{natbib} \begin{document} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \begin{thebibliography}{1} ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

“\Ualgocf@original@chapter” undefined when using algorithm2e with natbib

Is it possible to just use plainnat without using the package natbib? When I do so, multiple author references don't work too well. I get [author et al (year)auhtor1, author2 and author3] when ...
1
vote
1answer
758 views

Comma between author and pagenumber

I need help with my term paper. When I quote with \cite[px]{author}, I want to remove the comma between the author and the pagenumber (px). I get this: (author, px) I need this: (author px) Thank ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

A biblatex style that's like plainnat

I want to switch to biblatex but despite the rather minimal changes suggested in some answers to switching from natbib, there's really a lot that seems to need changing. For example, the "In:" needs ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Getting natbib to use numerical keys when the bibliography will be in a separate file.

I am using the natbib package in a collaborative (which means I can't jettison the use of natbib entirely) document. I want to get citations in numeric form in both the text and bibliography, i.e I'd ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

hyperref with the backref=page option

I encountered an issue when using the backref=page option of the hyperref package together with the natbib package with the options square,sort&compress,numbers. If the natbib package compresses a ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Natbib and Chicago

What's the quickest way to adopt the Chicago style for the bibliography (assuming natbib is used)?
16
votes
1answer
2k views

Is biblatex compatible with RevTeX?

biblatex seems to be not compatible with RevTeX. As RevTeX automatically loads natbib, I load biblatex with the option natbib=true, but still LaTeX compiler complains that lot of commands are already ...
12
votes
2answers
1k views

Reduce natbib bibliography to one line

I would like my references to look like Foo et al. 2008, Nature, 100, 200 • Bar & Baz et al. 2010, Science, 300, 400 • Einstein, 1905, New Scientist, 5, 6 where "•" is perhaps some ...
5
votes
2answers
792 views

Acronyms in Bibtex

Is it possible to add acronyms to a bibTeX file? I have a bibTeX entry that looks like the following when printed with natbib: And when used within the text it looks like: I would like it to show ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

BibTeX style always uses ampersand regardless of choice in makebst

I've now twice generated a bst file using makebst. Regardless of my choice when asked whether to use "and" or "&" for 3+ authors in the reference list, the style always uses "&". I would very ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

natbib: Error when citing paper with similar authors and same year

I get a strange error when I try cite two certain papers in the same document, when I use the natbib package (with numbers option enabled). If I trim the author list or change the year of either ...
10
votes
3answers
5k views

Can I use natbib in beamer, but omit the bibliography? [duplicate]

Can I call references from my .bib file, but not put a huge bibliography at the end of my presentation? Or at least hide it in a bunch of slides that don't display? I tend to think in terms of my ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Cite a reference with the initials of the authors

How do I cite references such that instead of appearing a number in the citation, the initials of the authors appears using natbib? For example, if I have this reference "[JRP] Jordan, M., Rodman, ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Two papers that abbreviate to the same Author et al (1999) in text

I have two citations like @ARTICLE{Openshaw1999a, author = {Openshaw, S. and Turton, I. and Macgill, J}, title = {Using the Geographical Analysis Machine to Analyze Limiting Long-term ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Changing position of year in natbib with plainnat style

I am using Miktex with Natbib such as: \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{plainnat} \bibliography{model} When the bibliography prints out the author year is at the end. I need it to go after ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I get capital Angstrom symbol to appear in bibliography (using .bib file and natbib)?

I have search all around but cannot seem to find the solution for getting a capital angstrom symbol (an "A" with a small circle above it) to appear in the bibliography of my dissertation. Instead, it ...
3
votes
2answers
751 views

How to eliminate the space between multiple numeric citations when using citep and natbib?

I have a document that is using natbib via the following usepackage command: \usepackage[numbers,square,comma,sort&compress]{natbib} When I cite multiple papers using the citep command, I get ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Bibliography style like ieeetr

Are there any bibliography styles that supports both ordering as in ieeetr and author-year (ie. John et al.)?