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I am using latex bibliography package to generate my bibliography, but it appears to be adding a colon after "In" for conference proceedings. Is this correct? and if not is it possible to remove it?

\documentclass{template}
\begin{document}

\cite{egelman}


\bibliographystyle{vancouver}
\bibliography{thesis}

\end{document}

Example citation....

Egelman S, King J, Miller RC, Ragouzis N, Shehan E. Security User Studies: Methodologies and Best Practices. In: CHI ’07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems;2007. p. 2833–2836.

@inproceedings{egelman,
author = {Egelman, Serge and King, Jennifer and Miller, Robert C. and Ragouzis, Nick and Shehan, Erika},
title = {Security User Studies: Methodologies and Best Practices},
year = {2007},
booktitle = {CHI '07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
pages = {2833–2836},
numpages = {4},
}
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem.
    – TobiBS
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 10:00
  • By “ latex bibliography package”, do you mean the biblatex package? Please advise.
    – Mico
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 10:04
  • @Mico I am using a template and cannot see any reference to which package it is using for the bibliography in the tex file. The only reference to bibliography is the two I have given above. Not sure that helps?
    – user223744
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 10:13
  • @TobiBS thanks I have added some more info. I am new to latex so not 100% sure where how it works.
    – user223744
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 10:13

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The reason why "In: " shows up in the formatted bibliographic entry is that the vancouver bib style expects/requires the editor field for entries of type @inproceedings to be non-empty. Consider listing "Mary Beth Rosson" (the conference chair) and "David Gilmore" (the program chair) as the editors. While you're at it, do also consider providing publisher and address fields.

The following screenshot shows the result (highlighting added) of adding the editor field to the entry.

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\documentclass{article}
\begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{thesis.bib}
@inproceedings{egelman,
  author       = "Egelman, Serge and King, Jennifer and Miller,
                  Robert C. and Ragouzis, Nick and Shehan, Erika",
  title        = "Security User Studies: Methodologies and Best
                  Practices",
  year         = 2007,
  editor       = "Mary Beth Rosson and David Gilmore",
  publisher    = "Association for Computing Machinery",
  address      = "New York, NY",
  booktitle    = "CHI~'07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in
                  Computing Systems",
  pages        = "2833--2836",
  numpages     = 4,
}
\end{filecontents}
\bibliographystyle{vancouver}

\begin{document}
\cite{egelman}
\bibliography{thesis}
\end{document}
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    Thanks, so this it is normal for Vancouver to have the colon. When I add an editor in it the colon remains and it says In: Doe J editor. ChI '07 ...... again I assume this is now correct when using Vancouver. Final question, is there a different type which can be used for conferences which does not include the colon? many thanks
    – user223744
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 12:23

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