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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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Is there a BibTeX style that sorts references in reverse chronological order?

I am putting together a CV in latex, and I am trying to get my list of publications to display in reverse chronological order. I can use \bibliographystyle{unsrt} as a workaround, and just order the ...
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BibTeX handling of the Dutch “van” name prefix with natbib

I want to produce the following with LaTeX/BibTeX: In the running text: ... we refer the reader to the work of Van Noort (2010). In the bibliography: Thomas van Noort. An important paper. ...
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biblatex: Reverse numbering (i.e., count down)

I was wondering if it is possible to get the citation numbers to count down [3] newest item [2] item [1] oldest item in biblatex? I am sorting using either using sorting=none and entering in ...
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Sorting of author names like “von Beethoven” with biblatex

I wonder how I can get a proper sorting of names in the bibliography. In the following example, "von Beethoven" is at the position "v", but it should be sorted as "Beethoven" under "B". ...
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Biblatex citation order

I'm having some problem with my biblatex order of citation. Using this configuration: \documentclass {article} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \hyphenation{es-ta-bi-li-da-de} ...
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biblatex sorting by date

I have written my own biblatex style for citing jurisdiction. I realized that the sorting in the bibliography is not chronological within the years. I addressed the date field to each bibliography ...
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How can I change the order of an alphabetic enumeration?

For instance, in Welsh the alphabet starts a, b, c, ch, d, dd, etc. Is there a way to automatically alter the ordering of lists to match this?
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Different sorting schemes in different sections of bibliography

Update 5-Sep-2012: Sorry for highjacking this question, but as the status of the accepted selected answer has changed (now multiple sorting is implemented with biber/biblatex), and I think it is a ...
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Biblatex, capitalization of arabic names and name prefixes

As we know, using the useprefix option, when name prefixes like von, della etc. are present in the bibliography, enables us to change name sorting as well as capitalize those prefixes using commands ...
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Is it possible to get unsrt + abbrv bibliography?

Is there a ready made BibTeX bibliography style file that both: (1) prints author names abbreviated (like abbrv) in the references section and (2) sorts references numerically in citation order (like ...
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Reverse page numbering

How can one make LaTeX print the pages numbering in reverse order, in the sense that if the document in question has N pages then the first page is numbered N, then N-1, ...?
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How to sort an alphanumeric list

I have been trying to find a package or a method to sort lists of names in an easy manner in TeX/LaTeX. I have tried some of the routines in the xfor package, as well as looked at some of the new ...
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Sorting preamble packages thematically while accounting for compulsory load orders

Within a document's preamble (or a custom "preamble" package), at times there's the need to take compulsory load orders for certain packages into account. Most packages must be loaded before the ...
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Word-by-word sorting of authors in bibliography using biblatex/biber

I am using Biber/biblatex for the bibliography of my forthcoming book. I just received the last round of corrections from the copyeditor, and discovered that the sort order used in my bibliography is ...
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Sort thebibliography by citation order

Can thebibliography be sorted by citation order? Or is there a solution with an inlined bibliography that can be sorted? Not having an additional .bib file would be preferable. My current ...
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Sectioning bibliography by type of refered item

My promoteur has a very unusual requirement: the bibliography needs to be sorted first by specific type of refered item, next by author and by year of publication. I managed to get this custom ...
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Unsorted citations and floats

In attempting to answer this question Citations in order of appearance it's clear that unsorted citation schemes (ones in which the citations are numbered simply by order of appearance) can be easily ...
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Symbol index sorted by occurrence

I would like to make an symbol index which is sorted by occurence of symbol. For example: Something like ... $\omega$\index{$\omega$} ... $A^P_k$\index{$A^P_k$} ... $\{\}$\index{$\{\}$} should ...
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Wrong alphabetic order for Norwegian bibliography with biblatex

In Norwegian, aa is an (obsolete) alternative spelling of å, but it is still very commonly used in names. In bibliographies, it should as a result be alphabetized as if it said å (cf. Wikipedia). In ...
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Order items in enumerate environment automatically

I have a list of almost 300 items in an enumerate environment \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item This is the second item. \item This is the third item. \item This is the ...
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Bibtex reverse numbering

For my CV, I would like to reverse number publications (i.e., starting from the total number of publications all the way down to 1). Is this possible with plain LaTeX and BibTeX? This question is ...
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Sorting Comma Separated Lists defined with, or without macro

I would like to be able to sort a comma separated list. Before I resort to writing something that would require \ensureunix :-) and having that do the sort for me, I thought I'd make an attempt to ...
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Indexing through texindy in imakeidx with custom .xdy style fails to produce desired order in index

I am trying to produce an index using texindy through the imakeidx make that follows the Sanskrit alphabetical order. I am working in XeLaTeX. I created a custom .xdy style file to be called as an ...
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Farsi alphabet order for glossary

I am using glossaries with makeidx in a Farsi document with xepersian. Currently it sorts the output using Arabic alphabet order and places words starting with گ, چ, پ and ژ at the end of list. How ...
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A tool for creating a dictionary with right-to-left script

I'm trying to typeset a dictionnary, using Arabic script. I would like to create a list of words in three columns, with Arabic word in right column aligned to the right, its Polish translation aligned ...
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How to sort alphabet index in Vietnamese correctly?

I want to use index in Vietnamese Alphabetically. The order must be a, b, c, d, đ, e, ê. But in following code. That order is wrong. The first is "Ê", not "A", the second is "Đ", not "B". How to ...
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biblatex: merge the list of shorthands into the bibliography

Using biblatex, is it possible to merge the list of shorthands into the bibliography? The goal is to have a single alphabetical list of references, regardless of whether they are cited in shorthand ...
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biblatex - quote in chronological order but bibliography list must be alphabetical order

I want to use more than one type of specification in my bibliography. I want to quote in chronological order but have the bibliography list in alphabetical order. If I am quoting 2-3 references in ...
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Wrong sorting for Biber with Norwegian sortlocale

There is a problem with the sorting for Biber when using sortlocale=nb_NO. \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{test.bib} @misc{a,author = {A}} @misc{b,author = {B}} @misc{c,author = ...
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BibLaTeX: how to sort references by year within the citation

I am using biblatex with the following command: \usepackage[citestyle=numeric-comp,sorting=none]{biblatex}, and then add muptiple citations with, e.g. \cite{Lamont1985, Sorin1983}. I need the ...
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Create arbitrary sorting of index entries

How does one go about setting an arbitrary sorting order in an index? For example, I would like to create an index of citations to Roman and canon law, which should not be sorted alphabetically. ...
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Sorting of references in Bibliography (books/articles) with correct labels

I've got a problem with my bibliography. I have to split it up into different parts (books / articles). The problem is, I`ve got articles AND books of the same author, published in the same year. ...
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Sorting the bibliography by entry type

I am using BibTeX. For overall configuration I use a .cls file. I am looking for a way to sort the bibliography in this order: Books, articles, and miscellaneous. Currently all types of materials get ...
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Index in Swedish sorting order ( …YZÅÄÖ…) with xindy and LaTeX

I still haven't succeed to sort Swedish letters in the index list with class article in the correct order. I've tried it with specifying a sort key, i.e. \index{g~ra@göra}, but the result is not ...
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Alphabetically display the items in itemize

I am wondering whether it is possible to display the items alphabetically regardless of the order we type on the backend? For example I am using itemize as follows: \begin{itemize} \item ...
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Automatically reorder floats to fill page

I have a document consisting only of floats, and I would like to order them so as to use the least number of pages. In my case, each float contains song lyrics, but they could easily be poems or code ...
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Sort by author in Alpha bibliography

Using the alpha bibliography style, citations are sorted by the citation key. I'd like to use the same style of authors-year citation keys (e.g., [CP92]) but have the bibliography sorted by the first ...
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Make nomenclature sort math correctly

I am sorting my nomenclature as suggested by the nomencl package documentation, but \dot{q} is being sorted before a and v, where as the desired sort is: a \dot{q} v The existence of a default ...
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order of multiple keys in \cite-command

The biblatex-command \cite{key} can take several keys, separated by a comma: \cite{ckey1,akey2,bkey3}. The output is a list ordered alphabetically by surname: akey2; bkey3; ckey1 (where key of course ...
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Sorting index entries with accented words

Friends, I'm struggling for some time with this disturbance in the TeX force: I have a set of words in Portuguese which are accented. When sorting these words, we treat accented letters the same way ...
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Is there a possibility to sort a bibliography by language/author/title?

For getting the list of bibliography with biblatex I use this code: ... \printbibheading \printbibliography[keyword=primary,heading=subbibliography,title={Les sources principaux}] ...
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How does BibTeX sort references?

How does LaTeX sort references as it is causing the first reference I have used to be numbered as [2] in the document rather than [1]. See below: Technology has been introduced in various ways within ...
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How to get sequential references in my paper?

I'm using TeXnicCenter to write my all document and generate my bib file by using JabRef. However I noticed that my references are out of order. It seems the addition order to JabRef file forces the ...
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How to sort the entries of a dictionary alphabetically?

This is a follow-up question to: How to automate a dictionary (sorting, headers)? I was wondering if there is a way to sort the entries alphabetically in the following code. I guess myself that ...
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Bibliography entry out of alphabetical order with character Ş

I'm pretty new to TeX so please forgive me if this requires just a simple solution. I'm writing a thesis that uses almost 100% English characters exclusively, except for a case where an author I cite ...
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Sorting a clist in LaTeX3

I have a clist that I'd like to bubble sort. I'm sure this is a simple matter of something like \clist_bubblesort:N or something, but I don't know what the appropriate incantation is. A quick google ...
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How to establish a complex sorting scheme of references in biblatex?

The journal in which I intend to publish has some weird sorting requirements for the reference list. The basic sorting is alphabetical but then (quoting from here): "Papers with two authors should ...
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sorting multiple bibliographies in biblatex

I have a thesis which has two bibliographies. It includes a list of publications and a reference list. The reference list should be unsorted, or rather, sorted in order of appearance, while the list ...
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Indexing: placing the letter sigma in the letter s section

I'm working on the index of my thesis and have the word σ-algebra. I would like this to appear with words starting with s. How can I do this please? Right now it appears at the top. I tried using the ...