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I want to cite a newspaper article with the informs journal template.

Based on the guidance example, the reference should consist of: author (year) + title + journal name (date) + URL. Here is an example:enter image description here

The bibstyle for my draft is based on informs template at head:

\usepackage{natbib}

at end I use

\bibliographystyle{informs2014}
\bibliography{msom.bib}

First, I tried @article, and here is my bib:

@article{MIT2013,
author = {Stauffer, N},
title = {Incentives for green technology adoption: Getting 
government subsidies right},
year = {2013},
journal = {Energy Future},
date = {Dec 16},
url = {https://energy.mit.edu/news/incentives-for-green- 
technology-adoption-getting-government-subsidies-right}
}

This is my compile result:

enter image description here

It did not show the date and there is a big width between words

As for using @misc, here is my bib:

@misc{MIT2013,
author = {Stauffer, N},
title = {Incentives for green technology adoption: Getting 
government subsidies right},
year = {2013},
journal = {Energy Future},
date = {Dec 16},
howpublished = "\url{https://energy.mit.edu/news/incentives-for- 
green-technology-adoption-getting-government-subsidies-right}"
}

The compiled result is:

enter image description here

It did not show the journal name and date also there is a big gap between words.
So, How can to cite a newspaper article with journal name and date correctly.

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  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Community Bot
    Oct 21, 2021 at 7:01
  • Welcome to TeX.SE. Please tell us which bibliography style you employ.
    – Mico
    Oct 21, 2021 at 7:02
  • Aside: In all bibliography styles I've ever come across (and I've seen quite a few over the years...), @article is the only entry type that recognizes and processes the journal field (if present, of course). This is due to the fact that the @article entry type should be used only for publications in scholarly journals. For sure, one should never use the @misc entry type for pieces published in scholarly journals.
    – Mico
    Oct 21, 2021 at 7:04

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AFAICT, the piece you're looking to cite is neither a newspaper article nor a piece published in a scholarly journal. Instead, it's "just" a piece published on a website. Hence, using the @article entry type is inappropriate; moreover, the screenshot template you posted for pieces published in newspapers would appear to be of little relevance for the publication at hand. The month and day-of-month information would also be of little practical relevance for a web-published occasional piece. (Note also that few if any bibtex bibliography styles recognize a field named date. The known field names are year and month; however, the informs2014 bib style doesn't do much (anything??) with the month field.)

Oh, and by all means load the xurl package, to avoid the "big width between words" issue you've encountered.

Putting all these thoughts together, one gets the following output:

enter image description here

\documentclass{article} % or some other suitable document class
\begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{msom.bib}
@misc{MIT2013,
author       = {Stauffer, Nancy W.},
title        = {Incentives for green technology adoption: 
                Getting government subsidies right},
year         = {2013},
howpublished = {MIT Energy Initiative},
url          = {https://energy.mit.edu/news/incentives-for-green- 
technology-adoption-getting-government-subsidies-right}
}
\end{filecontents}

\usepackage{natbib}
\bibliographystyle{informs2014}
\usepackage{xurl} % <-- new

\begin{document}
\nocite{MIT2013}
\bibliography{msom}
\end{document}
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  • Thank you very much, your answer is very helpful and forgive my lame English. By the way, can the three capital letters "URL" be cancelled in the reference.
    – Bruce xing
    Oct 22, 2021 at 4:19
  • @Brucexing - The "URL" string is inserted by the informs2014 bibliography style. Assuming you're using this bibliography style because you've been told to do so, I wouldn't fiddle with any of the informs2014 settings. If you really want to find out how to suppress this string, please post a new query.
    – Mico
    Oct 22, 2021 at 5:14

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