I'm using the apalike style suitable for economic papers. This old bibliography style doesn't deal with URLS. An answer provides a trick using the note field in the bibtex entry such as:

Note   = "\url{http://www.url/}
       [Accessed: Whenever]",

Another answer suggests using a different bibliography style to properly display urls but doesn't provide alternatives. Is there an alternative recommended bibliography style that is a successor of apalike and properly deals with urls?

  • What do you mean by 'successor'? There are many APA-related styles. I believe the most complete implementation of APA -- which has rules that are difficult to implement programmatically -- is biblatex-apa, which requires you to skip natbib and BibTeX and use biblatex and Biber instead.
    – jon
    Jan 2, 2017 at 20:31
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    Thank you @jon skipping bibtex is not an option for me in the short term, I only have 10 days to complete my current work. Jan 2, 2017 at 20:36
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    Switching should take all of about an hour: you simply load a different set of packages, change a couple of commands and do biber myfile.bcf instead of bibtex myfile.aux. This is not much more involved than loading a different bibliography style. But you can try your luck CTAN's sup­port for type­set­ting texts re­lat­ing to psy­chol­ogy.
    – jon
    Jan 2, 2017 at 20:47
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    I tried all psychology styles on CTAN none of them renders urls. I use Lyx 2.1.2. Changing Lyx to biblatex will be a little bit complicated but it's possible. Jan 2, 2017 at 21:07
  • Thanks @jon for the hint to the CTAN psychology style list, I found my luck on another list of bibliography styles for economics. The jae (Journal of Applied Econometrics) style properly supports urls. Jan 2, 2017 at 21:16


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