# How to make references appear from number [1] in the paper

I am currently using

\bibliographystyle{abbrv}
\bibliography{reference}


in the main script for referencing the references and also adding references in another .bib file as follows:

@inproceedings{kriukova2018using,
title={Using explicit semantic analysis and Word2Vec in measuring semantic relatedness of Russian paraphrases},
author={Kriukova, Anna and Mitrofanova, Olga and Sukharev, Kirill and Roschina, Natalia},
booktitle={International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society},
pages={350--360},
year={2018},
organization={Springer}
}


but the first citation in the paper does not start from number 1. How can I make it start from number [1]?

This is my whole main part:

    \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}
%\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath,tabularx}
\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage{balance}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{graphics}
\usepackage{color}
%\usepackage[pdftex]{hyperref}
\usepackage{cite}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts}
\usepackage{algorithmic}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{tabularx}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{notoccite}
%\usepackage[numbers, sort&compress]{natbib}

% *** CITATION PACKAGES ***
%
%\usepackage{cite}
% cite.sty was written by Donald Arseneau
% V1.6 and later of IEEEtran pre-defines the format of the cite.sty package
% result in citation numbers being automatically sorted and properly
% "compressed/ranged". e.g., [1], [9], [2], [7], [5], [6] without using
% cite.sty will become [1], [2], [5]--[7], [9] using cite.sty. cite.sty's
% noadjust option (cite.sty V3.8 and later) if you want to turn this off
% such as if a citation ever needs to be enclosed in parenthesis.
% cite.sty is already installed on most LaTeX systems. Be sure and use
% version 5.0 (2009-03-20) and later if using hyperref.sty.
% http://www.ctan.org/pkg/cite
% The documentation is contained in the cite.sty file itself.

\hyphenation{op-tical net-works semi-conduc-tor}

\begin{document}

\title{ggg}
%

% make the title area
\maketitle
\begin{abstract}
gggg
\end{abstract}

% Note that keywords are not normally used for peerreview papers.

\begin{IEEEkeywords}
gggg
\end{IEEEkeywords}

\input Introduction.tex
\input RelatedWork.tex
\input System.tex
\input Experiment.tex
%\input Discussion.tex
\input Conclusion.tex

%\balance

\appendices
% use section* for acknowledgment
\section*{Acknowledgment}

%abbrv
\bibliographystyle{unsrt}
\bibliography{reference}

\end{document}

• Could you please edit your question to include a complete minimal working example with bibliography (MWEB)? – leandriis Sep 29 at 15:39
• Probably you prefer the unsrt bibliography style? – leandriis Sep 29 at 15:41
• Yes, unsrt is what you are looking for, but if this is optional, you should left abbrv , anyway . The references are sorted alphabetically in abbrv style and then the citations are unsorted, while with unsrt is the opposite. But whilst ordering references alphabetically could be of some help to the reader, ordering by place of citation do not help in any way. Suppose that you want to find quickly Kriukova et al. among one hundred references, what style will be better for this? – Fran Sep 29 at 17:57
• @Fran: To be honest, I have never seen a document that uses a numeric citation style win combination with an alphabetically sorted list of references. Do you know a field where this combination is common? – leandriis Sep 29 at 18:46
• – koleygr Sep 29 at 18:50

There are many bibliography styles out there which (a) generate numeric-style citation call-outs and (b) do not sort the bibliographic entries alphabetically by authors' surnames. Four of them are:

• unsrt -- One of the original BibTeX style files, dating back to the early 1980s. To ease some citation-related burdens, it's a good idea to load the cite package when using the unsrt bibliography style.

• unsrtnat -- A reimplementation of unsrt distributed with the natbib citation management package. Useful if your bib entries contain fields such as url, doi, or isbn. Be sure to load natbib with the option numbers.

• ieeetr -- Every bit as ancient as plain, abbrv, and unsrt. Be sure to load the cite citation management package.

• IEEEtran. Provided by the IEEE publishing organizations. Basically, IEEEtran is to ieeetr what unsrtnat is to unsrt. Be sure to load natbib with the option numbers.

• I added \bibliographystyle{unsrt} and \usepackage{cite} it only returns the first citation as [1] and the next citation is [8] not [2] – Goli Sep 30 at 16:30
• @Goli - And did you run a full recompile cycle (LaTeX, BibTeX, and LaTeX twice more) after changing the argument of \bibliographystyle? – Mico Sep 30 at 17:08

I have used in the past biblatex in a way like:

\RequirePackage[backend=biber,bibstyle=trad-plain,citestyle=numeric,sorting=none,backref=false]{biblatex}

\DeclareFieldFormat{labelnumberwidth}{[#1]}

\defbibenvironment{bibliography}
{\list
{\printfield[labelnumberwidth]{labelnumber}}
{\setlength{\labelwidth}{\labelnumberwidth}%
\setlength{\leftmargin}{0pt}%
\setlength{\labelsep}{0.5\biblabelsep}%
\setlength{\itemsep}{3mm}%\bibitemsep}%
\setlength{\itemindent}{\labelwidth}%