I am using biometrika.bst for my reference. It can be download for free from here. For most part, it works exactly the way I want except for author names. As shown in the picture below, the last name CLEVELAND is all in capital. My question is how to modify the style file biometrics.bst so that I will have the normal output Cleveland, please? Thank you!

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    Mhhh, if you want to publish in the journal you probably should not change their .bst file at all. And if you don't publish in their journal why would you use their .bst? – moewe Oct 26 '15 at 12:06
  • Find FUNCTION {bib.name.font} { scaps } in the .bst and replace it with FUNCTION {bib.name.font} { skip$ } in a copy of biometrika.bst that you have renamed. – moewe Oct 26 '15 at 12:10

Locate biometrika.bst on your machine, copy it to a place LaTeX can find it and rename it to, say biometrika-nmn.bst.

Then find the two lines reading

FUNCTION {bib.name.font}
{ scaps }

and replace them with

FUNCTION {bib.name.font}
{ skip$ }

that is, make scaps into skip$.

Then use biometrika-nmn instead of biometrika in your document.

  • Where can I learn this kind of syntax, please? It is not very intuitive to understand scaps and skip$. Could you explain the underlying reason or provide some background information, please? – LaTeXFan Oct 26 '15 at 13:04
  • You can read up about the .bst syntax in Tame the BeaST. In biometrika.bst the only place where \textsc appears is in scaps, then we find that there is a function bib.name.font that uses scaps and indeed bib.name.font is used in format.names to format names. If we simply define bib.name.font to be skip$ it does nothing (in contrast to scaps which takes its argument and wraps it into \textsc{...} - roughly) – moewe Oct 26 '15 at 13:08
  • @LaTeXfan ^^^^^^ – moewe Oct 26 '15 at 13:08
  • What does ^^^^^^ mean? Happy? Angry? – LaTeXFan Oct 26 '15 at 13:11
  • @LaTeXfan I just added that because I had forgotten to ping you in the long comment I had written and wasn't too sure whether the system would be doing that for me automatically. But then I needed some more characters in the second message because your name isn't long enough to get me over the minimum threshold, and ^^^ looks like an arrow and directs your attention to the post above, at least that is what I thought. – moewe Oct 26 '15 at 13:13

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