# Reference style issue using the elsarticle template [closed]

New to this community - so bear with me. I recently submitted a manuscript for Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, using their tex templates. I was requested to use the elsarticle-template-2-harv.tex template and model2-names.bst reference style. So I did, but had it rejected due to incorrect reference list style...(???) They request the Harvard method (authoryear, e.g. (Aida et al., 2010)) and the reference list to be first alphabetically ordered - and then the list to be numbered.. However, I get no numbers in list, which was the rejection point.

What I have:

Aida, T.M., Shiraishi, N., Kubo, M., Watanabe, M., Jr., R.L.S., 2010. Re- action kinetics of d-xylose in sub- and supercritical water. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 55, 208-216.

Akhtar, J., Amin, N.A.S., 2011. A review on process conditions for opti- mum bio-oil yield in hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15, 1615-1624.

What I need:

[1] Aida, T.M., Shiraishi, N., Kubo, M., Watanabe, M., Jr., R.L.S., 2010. Re- action kinetics of d-xylose in sub- and supercritical water. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 55, 208-216.

[2] Akhtar, J., Amin, N.A.S., 2011. A review on process conditions for opti- mum bio-oil yield in hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15, 1615-1624.

Anybody who experienced the same issue, and anybody who knows how to work around this issue? I obviously already contacted the Elsevier support, but had no reply..

/Thomas

## closed as unclear what you're asking by egreg, Svend Tveskæg, Martin Schröder, Mensch, darthbithDec 22 '15 at 23:30

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• In my view, providing numbers in front of the formatted bib entries is utterly redundant if authoryear-style citation call-outs are in use. – Mico Jun 2 '15 at 21:33
• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – Martin Schröder Dec 22 '15 at 23:15