My BibTeX file contains citations with names in full for some and others containing names that have initials for all but the last naems. I do not want to lose the full names for the citations I have. When I use natbib to provide citations, the reference list is all over the place in that it lacks consistency. I get:
First Name Author and Second N. Author ----
for one citation and
F. N. Author and S. Name Author --
for another. Other variations also. Is it possible to force natbib to be consistent with the listing? I guess that would mean that all names would have all but the last names in initials for all the authors in the reference list?
Unfortunately, the OA journal (www.jmlr.org) that I am writing for has a vanilla natbib BibTeX file and not its own separate BibTeX style file.
As an example,consider the following example LaTeX source file which uses the style file (that uses natbib but I am not allowed to change the style file): jmlre.sty and the BibTeX file and produces the pdf file Note that the first reference uses abbreviations in the name (because that is what the BibTeX file has) for the first citation but the second citation has the full name. I wonder if it is possible to have a consistent format using the style file (which uses natbib).