I am editing a conference proceedings volume for Springer. Springer provides a bibliography style file (spbasic.bst), but several authors have used the natbib package in their source in order to be able to use \citet.

However, the use of natbib seems to override the bibliography style. As such these papers end up having a bibliography style that is inconsistent with the rest of the papers in the volume.

Is there a way to make natbib play nicely with spbasic.bst?

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    You might need to add a lot more information to this question, like a mwe, not everyone is familiar with springer templates, where to get the templates, often they are not on ctan. What exactly is natbib changing? None of this is listed, so it is rather hard to help – daleif Jul 9 '17 at 5:24
  • @daleif Thanks for your input. I'll add all the information shortly including code and outputs. – MGA Jul 9 '17 at 5:26
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    Since you are clearly not using biblatex (.bst styles and natbib are incompatible with biblatex), I have removed the tag to avoid confusion. – moewe Jul 9 '17 at 5:44
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    @AlanMunn Although both involve spbasic and natbib, it isn't a duplicate. I am using numbers, so that's not the issue. It will be more evident when I upload a MWE soon. – MGA Jul 9 '17 at 6:16