# Citing a book chapter [duplicate]

I'm trying to cite some chapters in a book in a .bib file however when I compile the .tex file, I got some of the chapters without the authors names. I don't know the reason and how to fix this. Any suggestions?

Code:

  @inbook{bitam2014bio1,
title={Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks},
author={Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid},
chapter = {Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks},
year={2014},
publisher={John Wiley \& Sons}
}

@inbook{bitam2014bio2,
title={Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks},
author={Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid},
chapter = {Routing for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks},
year={2014},
publisher={John Wiley \& Sons}
}

@inbook{bitam2014bio3,
title={Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks},
author={Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid},
chapter = {Conventional Routing Protocols for VANETs},
year={2014},
publisher={John Wiley \& Sons}
}

@inbook{bitam2014bio4,
title={Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks},
author={Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid},
chapter = {Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for VANETs},
year={2014},
publisher={John Wiley \& Sons}
}


Output:

• What do you mean "without the author name"? You obviously use a bibstyle which suppresses the author (and uses a line). – TeXnician May 2 '17 at 5:52
• @TeXnician In the output, [12] doesn't have the authors names like [11]. I'm using ieee style. – F 505 May 2 '17 at 5:59
• Yeah and obviously this suppresses the repetition of authors. That's a style decision! – TeXnician May 2 '17 at 6:10
• If the OP uses biblatex as tagged (the biblatex-ieee) style, they will need the option dashed=false. – moewe May 2 '17 at 6:18
• @moewe man it worked!! Thanks a lot. I suggest you to post this as an answer – F 505 May 2 '17 at 6:22

You appear to be mis-using the chapter field. I suggest you rename the chapter field to title, change title to booktitle, provide numbers in the chapter field, and also provide pages fields.

As @moewe has pointed out in a comment, it actually makes little sense to provide separate entries for each of the book's four chapters. You may want to provide a single entry for entire book and be more specific as to which chapter you're citing in the citation call-outs.

A full MWE that keeps the four separate entries (one for each chapter):

\RequirePackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents}{mybib.bib}
@inbook{bitam2014bio1,
booktitle    = "Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks",
author       = "Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid",
chapter      = 1,
pages        = "1-27",
year         = 2014,
publisher    = "John Wiley~\& Sons",
}
@inbook{bitam2014bio2,
title        = "Routing for Vehicular Ad~Hoc Networks",
booktitle    = "Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks",
author       = "Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid",
chapter      = 2,
pages        = "29-48",
year         = 2014,
publisher    = "John Wiley~\& Sons",
}
@inbook{bitam2014bio3,
title        = "Conventional Routing Protocols for {VANETs}",
booktitle    = "Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks",
author       = "Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid",
chapter      = 3,
pages        = "49-78",
year         = 2014,
publisher    = "John Wiley~\& Sons",
}
@inbook{bitam2014bio4,
title        = "Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for {VANETs}",
booktitle    = "Bio-inspired Routing Protocols for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks",
author       = "Bitam, Salim and Mellouk, Abdelhamid",
chapter      = 4,
pages        = "79-119",
year         = 2014,
publisher    = "John Wiley~\& Sons",
}
\end{filecontents}

\documentclass{IEEEtran}
\usepackage[backend=biber,style=ieee,dashed=false]{biblatex}

• I don't think this is actually a @incollection eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1848216637.html seems to suggest to me that we are indeed talking about a monograph by the two authors here, so @inbook fits the bill perfectly. Your other points about title etc. are of course valid. I would argue, however, that there is little point in creating a separate @inbook entry for all chapters of a @book one cites: Just cite the book and give the page. – moewe May 2 '17 at 8:04
• @moewe - You're right about the @incollection versus @inbook thing. (I think I was guided by my bibtex-related experience, where it it indeed necessary to use @incollection.) I'll change my answer accordingly. – Mico May 2 '17 at 8:14