I am using the natbib package with a custom referencing style for the Leeds Harvard style, downloaded from here.

However, this style does not do exactly what I need. An example of a reference using this style, looks like this: enter image description here

While, what I need it to be is: enter image description here

Essentially, I need three things:

  1. Get rid of the parentheses around the year of publication,
  2. Add dots after the title and the name of the journal,
  3. Add "pp." right before the page numbers.

How can I achieve this? Is there a different referencing style that looks like this? Or will I have to copy all my references into Word and adjust it manually, which would mean losing the links between citations and reference?

The code I am using is:

  title={The significance of neighbourhood},
  author={Kearns, Ade and Parkinson, Michael},
  journal={Urban studies},
  publisher={Sage Publications Sage UK: London, England}


Some text that I'm citing \citep{kearns2001significance}.



  • Do you know how the lsharvard bibliography style was created? With the help of the makebst utililty?
    – Mico
    Commented Mar 7, 2023 at 19:54
  • Possibly, yes. How can I install this tool? Commented Mar 7, 2023 at 21:15
  • The makebst is part of the custom-bib package, which should be a part of every decent TeX distribution. Type latex makebst at a command prompt to get started. You'll be asked a long series of questions, each multiple-choice with a default indicated clearly. At the end, you'll get a bespoke bst file.
    – Mico
    Commented Mar 7, 2023 at 21:21
  • I am using overleaf, so I don't have latex installed locally. How can I install it then? Commented Mar 7, 2023 at 23:21


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