I need to submit an article to a journal with Vancouver style referencing. Vancouver style can be used simply by including \bibliographystyle{vancouver}. The .bst is defined as here: https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/biblio/bibtex/contrib/vancouver

The journal also requires a DOI after the reference. I have included these into my .bib. For example:

  author = {Berglund, Anders and Gunilla Rosenqvist},
  title = {Male pipefish prefer ornamented females},
  journal = {Animal Behaviour},
  year = {2001},
  pages = {345-350},
  doi = {10.1006/anbe.2000.1599}

However, this DOI is not automatically printed in my bibliography. A related question is posted here: URL of cited web site in bibliography. The DOI is defined in Vancouver, as can be seen when opening the .bst. Therefore, I think there should be an easy way to make it print the DOI as well, without the need to change the bibliographystyle.

How can I add DOI to the bibliography when using Vancouver style?

1 Answer 1


The answer is provided here: http://mirrors.ctan.org/biblio/bibtex/contrib/vancouver/FAQ.

The doi formatting is disabled by default. You can enable it by changing the following line in vancouver.bst from:

#0 'adddoiresolver := % 0=no DOI resolver; 1=include it


#1 'adddoiresolver := % 0=no DOI resolver; 1=include it
  • I figured out the answer while writing up this question. It was silly of me not to figure it out earlier. Anyway, I decided to continue posting the question, as well as the answer, on here.
    – LBogaardt
    Mar 18, 2015 at 12:01
  • If anyone can help me figure out how to change the DOI part into a DOI-URL hyperlink, that would be appreciated. The answer is probably contained within .bst, but I'm not familiar enough with this type of code to do it myself.
    – LBogaardt
    Mar 18, 2015 at 12:02
  • Ok, this is done by changing the #0 in "#0 'hrefform := % 0=no crossrefs; 1=hypertex xrefs; 2=hyperref refs" to #2.
    – LBogaardt
    Mar 18, 2015 at 17:52

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