I stumbled upon the following bibliography, which I quite like.

example bibliography

In particular I appreciate the links to mathscinet (the red MR... numbers, which are actual clickable links) and the page numbers, where the paper is cited in the document (which are also clickable links).

Has anyone seen this bibliography style before? Is this some sort of special math-bibliography package? If not, how can I achieve something similar with the page numbers?

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    I don't know of a style exactly like that, but with biblatex it should be easy to get linked MR numbers as well as linked backrefs. – moewe Jun 29 '17 at 16:28
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    Have you tried contacting the editorial office of the publication from which you culled the screenshot? I'd venture to guess you'll get a much more informative and precise answer. – Mico Jun 29 '17 at 16:36
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    maybe check if it's PCMI format. (speculation based on terrytao.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/… ) – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jun 29 '17 at 16:48
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    what publication did this appear in? if it was published by the ams, chances are it was reprocessed using the amsrefs information from mathscinet, with backrefs added. – barbara beeton Jun 29 '17 at 20:57
  • Any news here? Can you shed a bit more light on this? Would you be OK with a biblatex answer that shows how to get mathreview numbers and backrefs (but not necessarily the exact same output for the rest)? Or do you need a natbib/BIbTeX/...-compatible solution? – moewe Jul 9 '17 at 14:29

This bibliography looks like it has been produced with amsrefs. Both features mentioned in the question can also be achieved with biblatex. For page references use the option backref. Mathscinet links require some more work, I have packaged it here: https://github.com/pzorin/biblatex-mr (probably not the cleanest solution)


To create the MR link, use msc-link option in amsrefs package, and be sure to supply the MR number in your bibliography entry. Also note that this requires the hyperref package. I find the easiest way to create the MR link is copy the entire bibtex entry from MathSciNet and use amsrefs as I mentioned. The amsrefs package user guide has some other helpful tips.

Working example (using the reference given in MathSciNet's help page):




In \cite{MR3385638} the authors proves some phenomenal theorems.




@article {MR3385638,
   AUTHOR = {Saxton, David and Thomason, Andrew},
   TITLE = {Hypergraph containers},
   JOURNAL = {Invent. Math.},
   FJOURNAL = {Inventiones Mathematicae},
   VOLUME = {201},
   YEAR = {2015},
   NUMBER = {3},
   PAGES = {925--992},
   ISSN = {0020-9910},
   MRCLASS = {05C65 (05C69)},
   MRNUMBER = {3385638},
   MRREVIEWER = {Eoin Long},
   DOI = {10.1007/s00222-014-0562-8},
   URL = {https://doi.org/10.1007/s00222-014-0562-8},

Prdocues: MR number is a link

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