I m using class elsarticle double col as below

\documentclass[final, 5p, times, authoryear, twocolumn]{elsarticle}
\bibliographystyle{abbrvnat} % (For authoryear Elsevier citations)

% The bibliography file



then the reference numbers aren't visible but when I use single col as


the reference number are visible, why so?

Also the numbers are in order as usually happen in jebref. plz guide where I am wrong.


1 Answer 1


The numbers appear after doing bibtex + pdflatex + pdflatex.

Using \bibliographystyle{abbrvnat}


% !TeX TS-program = pdflatex


        author="Albert Einstein",
        title="{Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper}",
        journal="Annalen der Physik",
        DOI ="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/andp.19053221004",
        title={The Principles of Quantum Mechanics},
        author={Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac},
        series={International series of monographs on physics},
        publisher={Clarendon Press},
        keywords = {physics}


\journal{Nuclear Physics B}





Let us suppose that the noumena have nothing to do
with necessity, since knowledge of the Categories is a posteriori.

Space \sep  Time



The history starts with \cite{einstein} and continues with   \cite{dirac}.


%\bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num}% ordered numbers <<<<<<



Or use instead \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num} for ordered numbers.


  • I have tried both of these styles, in double col none of them is working. Only reference head is appearing despite of numbers. Plz guide further Jun 14, 2021 at 15:36
  • @KRISHNA CHAUHAN Did you try the code from my answer and compile the file several times after running bibtex? bibtex.exe filename.tex must be run from the command prompt or usually from the tex editor. Jun 14, 2021 at 15:41
  • I am using jebref for preparaing refrence file. Is it okay? Its working in single col :( but not in double col. Jun 14, 2021 at 15:46
  • @KRISHNA CHAUHAN I do not know. Please add a sample of some of the generated references to your question. Jun 14, 2021 at 15:58
  • plz guide me how add code here as its mixed lines , you will have difficulty in reading then Jun 21, 2021 at 14:51

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