I would like to remove the word "pages" in formatted bibliographic entries. I am using natbib with the bibliography style unsrtnat. I have the following MWE:

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If we look at source 2, it has the word pages, which I would like to remove to be consistent with source 1.

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\usepackage[numbers, sort&compress]{natbib} % Nice references.
We cite \citet{erhan2006collaborative} \citet{exarchos2006protein}.

and the references.bib file contains:

    title={Collaborative filtering on a family of biological targets},
    author={Erhan, Dumitru and L'Heureux, Pierre-Jean and Yue, Shi Yi and Bengio, Yoshua},
    journal={Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling},
    publisher={ACS Publications}

    title={Protein classification using sequential pattern mining},
    author={Exarchos, Themis P. and Papaloukas, Costas and Lampros, Christos and Fotiadis, Dimitrios I.},
    booktitle={Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2006. EMBS'06. 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE},
  • I wouldn't recommend making such a modification to (a copy of) the file unsrtnat.bst: In entries of type @inproceedings, numbers (and ranges of numbers) can appear in quite a few places. If one omits the prefix "pages" (or "page" for a single-page entry), your readers may not be able to figure out which numbers represent pages and which numbers represent something else.
    – Mico
    Nov 7 '17 at 19:14
  • Normally I would keep it, but a colleague of mine had their professor complain out inconsistent formatting, and they gave me this problem, and now it has piqued my interest about how I would do it if I needed to. Perhaps an alternative would be to abbreviate it to pg.
    – oliversm
    Nov 7 '17 at 20:59
  • see this post -- it may be helpful tex.stackexchange.com/questions/153254/…
    – Tina
    Nov 8 '17 at 2:06
  • @Tina , that is a similar sounding but unrelated question.
    – oliversm
    Nov 8 '17 at 19:06
  • Did anyone find the answer? This seems to be a common task for research paper formatting in Latex. Jan 21 '20 at 21:03

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