I have made a custom .bst file using makebst, but I can't remove the "In" before the booktitle in inproceedings entries. That is, right now my entries read:

..."title." In Proceedings of Conference, ...

but I would like them to read:

..."title." Proceedings of Conference, ...

Is there a way to edit this in the .dbj file, or in my .bst file directly?

  • Do you still have the .dbj file produced by the makebst utility?
    – Mico
    Nov 22, 2013 at 2:25
  • Can you upload you current branch? Nov 22, 2013 at 8:54
  • Mico - I do have the .dbj file
    – Katie R
    Nov 22, 2013 at 21:05
  • Marco - I'm not sure what you mean by branch.
    – Katie R
    Nov 22, 2013 at 21:06

1 Answer 1


In your .bst file there should be the following function:

FUNCTION {bbl.in}

{ "in" }

Replace it with:

FUNCTION {bbl.in}

{ "" }

This will remove the "in" in the reference for inproceedings entries.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! A tip: If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "{}" on it).
    – Adam Liter
    Jan 22, 2014 at 22:34
  • I am using Overleaf. I couldnt find .bst file. How can i get rid of "In".
    – CODError
    Aug 22, 2016 at 12:36
  • @CODError Welcome to TeX.SX! Your question won't be seen by many people here, so it would be best to repost it as a fresh question. Follow-up questions like this are more than welcome! Please use the "Ask Question" link for your new question; there you can link to this question to provide the background. Sep 16, 2016 at 17:01
  • This did not work for me!
    – jrjrjr
    Jun 17, 2023 at 4:51

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .