[2] is my third citation, and others looks like this.

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I expect something like [3][4][5][6][7][8]

I use jabref. How could I resolve this?

I am aware of this How to get sequential references in my paper? however I haven't gotten it. Someone could give more details to fix this. [svjour] is a springer class

20 20 moveto
20 220 lineto
220 220 lineto
220 20 lineto
2 setlinewidth
.4 setgray fill
\documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3}          % twocolumn
\usepackage[linesnumbered, ruled]{algorithm2e}


\title{How X affects Y}

Research works like \cite{ade2011determine}\cite{baj2011acoustic}\cite{fui2011energy}\cite{gardy2006energy}\cite{guang2007energy}\cite{kahmati2007energy}


For example, this is the first three of the citations above in the ref.bib file (ref.bib is in the same folder with the .tex file) Please note: I observed the citations are ordered in the output the same way they are ordered in the .bib file. Also, entries in ref.bib is ordered alphabetically. I would like to order them in "chronologically" in terms of its position of citation. A sample content of the .bib file is shown below. There are a few references (not from the ones cited) in between (but I have tried to conserve space)

Title                    = {deter XXXXXXXXXXXXX},
Author                   = {Ade, xxx and xxxxx},
Booktitle                = {XXXXXXXXXXXX},
Year                     = {2001},
Organization             = {XXX},
Pages                    = {1--3}
Title                    = {Acoustic xxxxx},
Author                   = {Baj, xxxx and xxx, xxxx},
Journal                  = {Journal of xxxxxxx},
Year                     = {2011},
Number                   = {1},
Pages                    = {82--92},
Volume                   = {72},

Title                    = {Energy xxxxxx},
Author                   = {gui, x and xxx, x},
Booktitle                = {International Conference on xxxxxx },
Year                     = {2011}

Publisher                = {XXXXX}


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  • For ordering your citation you could use the cite-package. – crixstox Aug 3 '16 at 7:54
  • This comes probably from your references being sorted alphabetically. If you use 'biblatex' you can pass the option 'sorting=none' to the package so that the references are simply put in the order they are cited. – Enno Aug 3 '16 at 8:01
  • I have the .bbl file. Although, I use jabref, how do I pass the command. Thanks @Enno – Abdulhameed Aug 3 '16 at 8:10
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    To get sorted refs. they all need to be in the argument to a single \cite: \cite{RefA,RefB, ...}. – Joseph Wright Aug 4 '16 at 5:54
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    That edit was not helpful at all. – Johannes_B Feb 18 '18 at 10:18

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