I use a .bib file as such:

    author = "Checkoway et al",
    title  = "A Systematic Analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident",
    year =   "2016",
    url = {http://eprint.iacr.org/2016/376}

which shows up with an empty In: () if the "year" field is empty. Or a weird In: (year) if the year is specified. Any idea on how to avoid that?

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The journal (or journaltitle) field is mandatory for @article entries. So if a source wasn't published in a journal, it probably doesn't qualify as an @article. Depending on what exactly you have there you can go with the generic @misc or @online or with the more specific @report.

For me this looks like a @report

  author   = {Stephen Checkoway and Shaanan Cohney and Christina Garman and Matthew Green and Nadia Heninger and Jacob Maskiewicz and Eric Rescorla and Hovav Shacham and Ralf-Philipp Weinmann},
  title    = {A Systematic Analysis of the {Juniper} Dual {EC} Incident},
  url      = {http://eprint.iacr.org/2016/376},
  date     = {2016-04-14},
  number   = {2016/376},
  type     = {Cryptology ePrint},

PS: The cite function on the eprint archive suggests a @misc type.

  • awesome! Didn't know they had snippets for latex citing! This is practical. Any idea how I can avoid the url and the full list of author in \fullcite? May 12, 2016 at 16:45
  • @David天宇Wong Probably maxcitenames=1 for the options and \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{url}}.
    – moewe
    May 13, 2016 at 4:54

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