The bibtex command in TexWorks says

Warning--entry type for "Stratton12" isn't style-file defined
--line 359 of file bibs.bib
I was expecting a `,' or a `}'---line 369 of file bibs.bib
 :   year = {2012},
(Error may have been on previous line)
I'm skipping whatever remains of this entry
Repeated entry---line 629 of file bibs.bib
 : @inproceedings{Shi16
 :                     ,
I'm skipping whatever remains of this entry

In fact the file contains 354 lines as I uploaded here! So how he is looking for line 629 or 359?!

I don't see anything wrong with year = {2012}, or @inproceedings{Shi16. Any idea?

Also, how can I resolve warnings like Warning--to sort, need author or key in RCSB?

  • You are missing a comma (",") that should finalize the previous field after its closing "}" or """ and start the year field
    – koleygr
    Commented Aug 14, 2019 at 12:25
  • For the second, you should add a "key" or an "author" field.
    – koleygr
    Commented Aug 14, 2019 at 12:26
  • you have tagged this biblatex but it appears to be a bibtex question. Commented Aug 14, 2019 at 12:27
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    @mahmood no the error message claerly tells you which entry has no author look at @misc{RCSB, Commented Aug 14, 2019 at 12:31
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    @mahmood check here the correct fields for misc: tex.stackexchange.com/a/161766/120578
    – koleygr
    Commented Aug 14, 2019 at 12:40

1 Answer 1


The warning about entry type is telling you of a typo


is missing a t

The first error is a missing comma after

institution = {Center for Reliable and High-Performance Computing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign}

The repeated entry error is because you have two entries with the same key


lines 315 and 257

And the sort warning is telling that you can not sort the entries in alphabetical order if you provide no name to sort, so you need to provide the missing data or use an unsorted style.

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