I already try to find a solution without asking any question but I didn't find anything.

I'm working in a document with the following specific:

and others...

and at the end of my document I have the bibliography with the following command:


Citing a paper I obtain the following result: example of the result

Instead of 52(2):90-96 I would like to have vol. 52 and pp.90-96.

Any idea to obtain this format with my specific? Thanks for the help!!!

  • Welcome to TeX SX! The simplest wa to customise is to use biblatex.
    – Bernard
    Aug 7, 2015 at 10:52
  • @Bernard Am I already using biblatex? How should I use it?
    – rebatoma
    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:16
  • I guess not, since you use the usual syntax, and biblatex changes it slightly. I'm preparing a code. Btw, you do not want the number of the volume to appear?
    – Bernard
    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:20
  • @Bernard, thanks for your help. Instead of 52(2):90-96 I would prefer vol. 52 n.2 pp. 90-96.
    – rebatoma
    Aug 7, 2015 at 11:23

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Here's a way, starting from biblatex-ieee which seems to be closest to what you want. I only had to modify a few macros, with the help of the xpatch package. Note that I had to change the default ‘unit punctuation’ (default punctuation between groups of elements in a bibliographic entry) from a comma back to a fullstop (default in generic biblatex), but this might have side effects on ther types of entries.

author = {B. Bangerter and S. Talwar and R. Arefi and K. Stewart},
title = {Networks and devices for the 5g era},
journal= {IEEE Communications Magazine},
volume = {52},
number = {2},
pages = {90--96},
year = {2014},
month = {2},
\usepackage[style=ieee, sorting=none, ]{biblatex}










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  • Thanks for your help Bernard. I try to use this, but is quite difficult for me to understand each step. Anyway I have problems in the use of package biblatex, I don't know why but I think is for the template I'm using (in the document class I'm using a book and not an article). Also in here (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/103561/…) there is a solution that I would like to use but I don't know where to write those functions.
    – rebatoma
    Aug 7, 2015 at 13:50
  • I thought that only a particular bibliographystyle were necessary!
    – rebatoma
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:04
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    If you want a formatting that is not quite covered by one of the existing styles, you have to start from the closest, and patch it. It's easier with biblatex than using a traditional bib style…
    – Bernard
    Aug 7, 2015 at 14:25

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