# natbib's \citet does not work [duplicate]

I am writing a paper using the springer journal LaTeX template. For some references I want to use in-text citation like this:

but for some reason, when I try this in my document I get the following:

I can't seem to figure out where the problem lies. I tried using \citeauthor and \citeyear, but that does not solve the problem unfortunately.

Below is a MWE:

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[numbers, sort, comma, square]{natbib}

\begin{document}

bla bla bla \citet{aaronson1998}.

\bibliographystyle{unsrt}
\bibliography{bibfile}

\end{document}


BiBTeX entry:

@article{aaronson1998,
title={Translation, validation, and norming of the {D}utch language version of the
{SF}-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations},
author={Aaronson, Neil K and Muller, Martin and Cohen, Peter DA and Essink-Bot,
Marie-Louise and Fekkes, Minne and Sanderman, Robbert and Sprangers, Mirjam AG and
te Velde, Adrienne and Verrips, Erik},
journal={Journal of Clinical Epidemiology},
volume={51},
pages={1055--1068},
year={1998},
publisher={Oxford; New York: Pergamon Press, c1988-}
}

• Have you tried with just 1 author first to rule out that there is some error in the author field? – iQt Apr 30 '14 at 21:45
• No I did not, the answer that Harish gave worked – Jolanda Kossakowski May 1 '14 at 5:01

You need to use unsrtnat instead of unsrt in

\bibliographystyle{unsrtnat}


Full code:

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[numbers, sort, comma, square]{natbib}
\usepackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{bibfile.bib}
@article{aaronson1998,
title={Translation, validation, and norming of the {D}utch language version of the
{SF}-36 Health Survey in community and chronic disease populations},
author={Aaronson, Neil K and Muller, Martin and Cohen, Peter DA and Essink-Bot,
Marie-Louise and Fekkes, Minne and Sanderman, Robbert and Sprangers, Mirjam AG and
te Velde, Adrienne and Verrips, Erik},
journal={Journal of Clinical Epidemiology},
volume={51},
pages={1055--1068},
year={1998},
publisher={Oxford; New York: Pergamon Press, c1988-}
}
\end{filecontents*}

\begin{document}

bla bla bla \citet{aaronson1998}.

\bibliographystyle{unsrtnat}
\bibliography{bibfile}

\end{document}


• I was using \bibliographystyle{naturemag} and it wasn't working. This solved my problem. Thanks – Homero Esmeraldo Sep 20 at 12:49
• I have {\small \bibliographystyle{ieee} \bibliography{refs} } it doesn't work for citet and only cite works. Do you know what I should do? – Mona Jalal Dec 8 at 22:10