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I am using Springer's latex style and having this problem. I just copied my content from Elsevier's format to here but now I see "???" in some references, like:

References

[1] Branke, J.: Evolutionary Optimization in Dynamic Environments vol. 3. Springer, ??? (2012)

However, it must be like this:

[1] J. Branke, Evolutionary optimization in dynamic environments,Vol. 3, Springer Science & Business Media, 2012.

Relevant bib entry:

@book{branke2012evolutionary,
  title={Evolutionary optimization in dynamic environments},
  author={Branke, J{\"u}rgen},
  volume={3},
  year={2012},
  publisher={Springer Science \& Business Media}
}

I am using sn-mathphys.bst file as the style file. And I think I have found the relevant lines in this file:

FUNCTION {format.pub.address}
{ publisher empty$
  howpublished empty$
  and
    { 
    address empty$
      'skip$
        {   volume empty$
            'insert.comma
            'new.sentence
          if$
          address
          type$ "inproceedings" =
            {"conflocation"}
            {"location"}
           if$  
          make.tag output
        }
      if$
    }
    { 
      address empty$
        {   publisher empty$
            {howpublished} 
            {springer.publisher} 
          if$ 
           "publisher" make.tag
          #1 bother =
            {", \blocation{???}" *  } % <=== THIS LINE
            'skip$
           if$
           output   
        }
        {
          publisher empty$
            {howpublished } 
            {springer.publisher } 
           if$ 
          "publisher" make.tag output
          insert.comma
          address "location" make.tag output
        }
      if$
    }
  if$
}

It seems it requires some address line which doesn't come when I copy from google scholar.

And yes, I already copied my .bib file to Springer's folder on my Overleaf account. So what is the problem here?

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  • 1
    Please edit your posting to show the contents of the bib entry in question.
    – Mico
    Jan 12 at 10:09
  • I did what you asked for.
    – Emr
    Jan 12 at 10:30
  • Please list exactly which style you're using, I think Springer may have many styles. In general it might be a good idea to provide a small sample program that others can copy and test. Then we can see which class, preamble and bibtex style you're using.
    – daleif
    Jan 12 at 12:15
  • @daleif check again.
    – Emr
    Jan 12 at 12:34
  • 1
    As I said the mandatory fields varies from .bst to .bst, so again it is more likely that data is missing from your data
    – daleif
    Jan 12 at 12:58

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