I'm looking for a BST style where all entries will be sorted by year, irrespective of authors, and would produce numerical citations, e.g. for the bibliography list

[1] Smith, ..., 2000

[2] Smith & Jones, 2000

[3] Smith, ..., 2001

[4] Smith & Tuttle, 2001

The formatting doesn't have to be exactly as in the MWE but citations should be numerical and author names abbreviated.

The ieeetr style sorts by author first then date, e.g.

[1] Smith, ..., 2000

[2] Smith, ..., 2001

[3] Smith & Jones, 2000

[4] Smith & Tuttle 2001

Which isn't what I'm after.

The chronological.bst style sorts by year by doesn't provide numerical citations.

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    – Mico
    Commented Apr 17, 2022 at 7:08
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    You mention searching for a bib style file that would implement a particular sorting style, yet you've also set the biblatex tag. Now, biblatex does not use bst files, at all. Hence, please clarify what you're looking to achieve.
    – Mico
    Commented Apr 17, 2022 at 7:10
  • Thanks, point taken. I'm after a bst style file for bibtex. Won't be using biblatex.
    – jzz11
    Commented Apr 18, 2022 at 16:48

1 Answer 1


Nelson Beebe collected an amazing amount of articles about bibliographies and a comprehensive (c. 2007) list of BibTeX style files. Please check out https://www.math.utah.edu/~beebe/bibliographies.html. You will have to do your own digging among the .bst files to see what they provide.

  • Thanks, appreciated.
    – jzz11
    Commented Apr 19, 2022 at 10:39

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