Apalike reference style is required for my article. Below is one example from my bibliography (bibtex).

    author  = {Santo Fortunato}, 
    title   = {Community detection in graphs},
    journal = {Physics Reports}, 
    year  = {2010},
      month = {}, 
      volume= {486}, 
      number= {}, 
      pages = {75-174},
      note  = {} 

I do not import any package related to bibliography. I just add "apalike" style and reference to my .bib file.


However after compilation I get references where some are normal, some aren't. enter image description here

I want all the references to be like this.

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How can I achieve that ? Some examples of bib entries are the following

    author    = {A. Amelio, C. Pizzuti}, 
    title     = {s Normalized Mutual Information a Fair Measure for Comparing Community Detection Methods?},
    booktitle = {IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining},
    year      = {2015},
      editor  = {}, 
      pages   = {},
      organization  = {}

    author  = {A. Kraskov, H. Stögbauer, R. G. Andrzejak and P. Grassberger}, 
    title   = {Hierarchical clustering using mutual information}, 
    journal = {EPL (Europhysics Letters)}, 
    year    = {2005},
    volume  = {70}, 
    pages   = {2837--2854}

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    can you clarify which of the references you consider "not normal"? After a quick look, they seem fine to me. – user188399 May 7 at 19:20
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    Note that technically apalike is only like APA, that is to say it is an author-year style. It is not real APA style. It would help if you could show us the .bib entries of the problematic items. The only problems that I am spotting on first glance should be double-checked with tex.stackexchange.com/q/557/35864, tex.stackexchange.com/q/36396/35864, tex.stackexchange.com/q/10808/35864. – moewe May 7 at 19:23
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    @KarenMkhitaryan Please show the bib entries for the problemtic entries – user188399 May 7 at 19:24
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    I'm voting to close this question as the OP's main issue was solved in the comments. – Mico May 7 at 20:14
  • 2
    Possible duplicate of How to properly write multiple authors in bibtex file? – user188399 May 7 at 20:16

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