natbib package provides three versions of the standard BibTeX bibliography styles compatible with author-year citations (
IEEEtran package provides five different style files:
IEEEtran: the standard IEEEtran BibTeX style file. For use with IEEE work.
IEEEtranS: a version of IEEEtran.bst that sorts the entries.
Not for normal IEEE use:
IEEEtranS, but with alphanumeric citation tags like
IEEEtran, but based on
plainnatand is compatible with
IEEEtranSN: sorting version of
IEEEtranSN are not recommended for normal IEEE use,
natbib can be loaded with the option
numbers, which complies with the guidelines.
I'm writing a document with several chapters and I'm using
bibunits to generate partial references lists in some of the chapters. The references get numbered separately in the partial lists and in the global bibliography, thus each
bibitem has two different numbers along the document, which is quite inconsistent.
It is not for normal IEEE use, so I may just use the
authoryear option. However, many references where published in the same year, and I think that having a unique key to distinguish may help. Unfortunately,
IEEEtranSA (with alphanumeric citation tags like
alpha) is not compatible with
Do you know any style like
IEEEtran<S>AN, which stands for alphanumeric citation tags like
alpha and compatible with
natbib? I'm about to start analysing the differences between
IEEEtranN on one side,
IEEEtranSA on the other, and finally
IEEEtranSN. But I'd like to know if there is any previous work which I have not found.