Here's my tex file:



Below is bib:


@String { AER  = {American Economic Review} }
@String { JIMF = {Journal of International Money and Finance} }

  Title                    = {What Will {5G} Be?},
  Author                   = {Jeffrey G. Andrews and Stefano Buzzi and Wan Choi and Stephen Hanly and Angel Lozano and Anthony C. K. Soong and Jianzhong Charlie Zhang},
  Journal                  = {IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., Special Issue on 5G Communication Systems},
  Year                     = {2014},
  Note                     = {{{doi}: 10.1109/JSAC.2014.2328098}},
  Number                   = {6},
  Pages                    = {1065-1081},
  Volume                   = {32},

  Owner                    = {kenadams},
  Timestamp                = {2014.08.14}
  • Your MWE is incomplete, see Using option for bibliography style
    – Fato39
    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:23
  • Or not perhaps. I'm not familiar either with this bibliography style or document class, but managed to get author-year citation nevertheless. See my answer.
    – Fato39
    Apr 10, 2015 at 9:42

1 Answer 1


To quote from bmc-mathphys.bst:

% Settings:
% It's possible to pass few options to bibtex style via @settings reference. 
% To validate options, need to write that reference (@settings) citeing key (f.e: \citation{foo}) 
% to aux file. From tex file it can be done with \nocite{} command.
% Examples:
%     1) To make unsorted bibliography (bibs listed as cited)  
%         a) write to bib file:
%             @settings{label, options="unsort"}
%         b) write in tex file \nocite{label}
%     2) To make author-year bibliography
%         a) write to bib file:
%             @settings{label, options="nameyear"}
%         b) write in tex file \nocite{label}
%     3) To make alphanumerical unsorted bibliography (bibs listed as cited)  
%         a) write to bib file:
%             @settings{label, options="alpha,unsort"}
%         b) write in tex file \nocite{label}
% By default, style produces unsorted bibliography.

Following the instructions under 2), I get with your MWE: MWE compiled

However, LuaLaTeX produces a non-fatal error. You haven't specified what (bibliography) compiler you are using, so I haven't investigated further.

  • I'm using a WinEDT.
    – jeecabz
    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:30
  • @jeecabz WinEDT is a (LaTeX editor)[tex.stackexchange.com/questions/339/latex-editors-ides]. I was wondering what compiler you use, when you want to produce the final document (usually DVI od pdf). Some of the popular options are: pdfLaTeX, XeTeX, LuaLaTeX. Additionally, have you tried my solution? Did it work for you?
    – Fato39
    Apr 11, 2015 at 8:14
  • 1
    I used pdflatex then bibtex in generating bbl file..
    – jeecabz
    Apr 14, 2015 at 4:38
  • 1
    Now, I found out.. %%%%% setting default options FUNCTION {set.default.opt} {"nameyear" 'list.string :=}
    – jeecabz
    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:41
  • 1
    @Fato39, yes I think so too. The compiler pointed the command, which causes the warning, is \nocite{label}. Because in the bib file there is no citation entry that labelled label. For now, I ignored the warnings.
    – Aryo
    Jan 16, 2021 at 22:36

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