I'm trying to cite authors in an overleaf project. I would like for it to be on this format: Citing Fossen (2011) example

However, I'm getting this:

Problem illustration

Here is my overleaf code:


\def\biblio{references} % For making bibliography working with subfiles, prints at end of each subfile
% \maketitle
Trying to cite this author \citeauthor{fossen2011} \\
How about this \citet{fossen2011} \\ 
Alternative workaround method: \cite[Fossen (2011)]{fossen2011} 

% \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-harv}


And my reference.bib file:


    author = {Fossen, T. I.},
    title = {Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control},
    publisher = {John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd},
    year = {2011},
    address = {West Sussex, United Kingdom}

Does anyone know how to get a proper citation? Appriciate any help!

  • Natbib and the generic unsrt.bst are incompatible. The problem has been explained in another post Jan 11, 2023 at 22:40

1 Answer 1


in my point of view it has something to do with natbib and the


You can use


which is natbibs own plain version.

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