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Consider the following text

\documentclass[pageno]{jpaper}
\begin{document}

Technology has been introduced in various ways \cite{HAR02}. 
One of them is the usage of mobile phones\cite{LIU07, AKR09}.

\bstctlcite{bstctl:etal, bstctl:nodash, bstctl:simpurl}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtranS}
\bibliography{references}
\end{document}

And the bib file contains

@IEEEtranBSTCTL{bstctl:etal,
  CTLuse_forced_etal = {no},
  CTLmax_names_forced_etal = {3},
} 

@IEEtranBSTCTL{bstctl:nodash,
  CTLdash_repeated_names = {no},
}

@IEEEtranBSTCTL{bstctl:simpurl,
  CTLname_url_prefix = {Available: },
}

@article{HAR02,
  Author = {A. Author},
  Title = {The Title},
  Year = {2002}
}

@article{AKR09,
  Author = {B. Akreman},
  Title = {The Title},
  Year = {2009}
}

@article{LIU07,
  Author = {C. Liu},
  Title = {The Title},
  Year = {2007}
}

The output looks like

Technology has been introduced in various ways [2]. 
One of them is the usage of mobile phones [3, 1].


 References:
 [1] B. Akreman ...
 [2] A. Haris ...
 [3] C. Liu ...

The references are sorted alphabetically (as stated by IEEEtranS) However the problem is the second set of references are not sorted ascending. As you can see it is [3, 1]. I want to see [1, 3].

You may say that I can manually change the order of \cite{LIU07, AKR09} to \cite{AKR09, LIU07} but for large number of citations in various places it is error prone. Also it is not very good to see [12, 3, 15, 13, 5, 30].

Is there any way to have globally sorted in alphabetical order and locally sort by numbers?

6

Load the cite package; it will sort and compress references for you:

\documentclass[pageno]{jpaper}
\usepackage{cite}

% this section just for the example %%%%%
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{references.bib}
@article{HAR02,
  Author = {A. Author},
  Title = {The Title},
  Year = {2002}
}

@article{AKR09,
  Author = {B. Akreman},
  Title = {The Title},
  Year = {2009}
}

@article{LIU07,
  Author = {C. Liu},
  Title = {The Title},
  Year = {2007}
}
\end{filecontents*}
% this section just for the example %%%%%

\begin{document}

Technology has been introduced in various ways \cite{HAR02}. 
One of them is the usage of mobile phones\cite{LIU07, AKR09}.

\bstctlcite{bstctl:etal, bstctl:nodash, bstctl:simpurl}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtranS}
\bibliography{references}
\end{document}

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  • It seems that you have integrated tex and bib files. If I have two separated files, should I use \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{references.bib} \end{filecontents*} in the bib file? – mahmood Feb 18 '14 at 15:41
  • 1
    @mahmood No. As my code indicates the section with filecontents* is just for the example in my answer. You can have your .bib and .tex files separate, as you usually do. – Gonzalo Medina Feb 18 '14 at 15:43

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