The following codes is in the sample file of a journal for bibliography. I need to use bibtex for bibliography. What can I type for \bibliographystyle{ } to have this journal format? Thanks in advance.


‎\bibitem{1} Author‎, "‎Title of the Paper"‎, ‎\emph{Journal name}‎, ‎Vol.X‎, ‎No.X‎, ‎(200X)‎, ‎pp.XX-XX.}

‎\bibitem{2} Author‎, "‎Title of the Paper"‎, ‎\emph{Proceedings of the conference name}‎, ‎Vol.X‎, ‎No.X‎, ‎(200X)‎, ‎pp.XX-XX.‎

‎\bibitem{3} Author‎, ‎\emph{Title of the Book}‎, ‎Publisher‎, ‎(200X).

‎\bibitem{4} A.A‎. ‎Soliman‎,  ‎A numerical simulation and explicit solutions of‎
‎KdV-Burgers' and Lax's seventh-order KdV equations‎. ‎\emph{Chaos‎
‎Solitons Fractals} 29(2) (2006) 294--302.

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  • Do you have your bib in a separate file?
    – bttX
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:06
  • @bttX Yes. My bibtex is separate.
    – Fahim B
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:12
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    Do you aware of the different kind of bib style ?
    – bttX
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:14
  • @bttX No, I only know some kind of them.
    – Fahim B
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:17
  • Does the journal you're considering submitting your paper to provide a bibliography style file? It's rather unusual to place the year field in between the number and pages fields... Please advise.
    – Mico
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:24

3 Answers 3


You could try the makebst tool to generate a bibstyle according to your demands. This tool is run by executing

latex makebst

in a terminal window. It will ask a number of questions and then will generate a bibstyle according to your answers. If you are not satisfied with the result you can manually edit the bibstyle but this requires some knowledge of bibtex's syntax.


Try this and it should help you:

\newpage\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{Bibliographie} %this is to add you bib to the ToC.
\bibliographystyle{ieeetr} %this si the style, ieeetr is the most used and if you want another style, try abbrv, acm, alpha, apalike, plain, siam or unsrt.
\bibliography{biblio} %this is the file of you bib ant it should be in the same directory as your main file.
  • The ieeetr bibliography style does not deliver the required format. In particular, it places the year field at the very end, without parentheses. The OP has stated that, at least for entries of type @article, the year field must (a) be placed between the number and pages fields and (b) be encased in parentheses. The other suggested styles -- abbrv, acm, alpha, apalike, plain, siam or unsrt -- suffer from similar problems.
    – Mico
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:42
  • If it is like this, you should make your own style :)
    – bttX
    Dec 28, 2016 at 21:44

Some journals don't have a strict rule to enforce you to use a given reference formatting.

Take a look again in the author's information, maybe you can use any format you like (as long as you provide all relevant information in each citation).


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