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{natbib} is a package for bibliographies and citations. It is especially designed for the author-year type citation styles that are common in the natural and social sciences.

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ArXiv natbib problem

Together with colleagues I wrote a paper in Latex using overleaf. I am a completely Latex beginner. Now we want to submit a paper on arXiv but I am struggling with error messages for several hours. ...
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BibLaTeX: How to ensure to also print “publisher” field when using @misc type?

Though I have inserted entries for publisher, it won't get printed in the bibliography sequence: @misc{VDI3478-Sheet.2008, author = {{VDI 3478 - Part 2}}, title = {VDI - 3478 Part 2 - ...
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How do I reduce whitespace or stretching in the bibliography?

How do I reduce whitespace in between words in the bibliography? It seems it's trying to stretch things out to fit into the column. For example: Here is the test document: % test.tex \title{Article ...
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Unable to read citations from bibliography file

I am using a latex file to write a report. The said latex file requires me to have different chapters and plots in different folders. When I try to generate a pdf output from this latex file, I ...
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Use round brackets instead of square brackets in natbib citations

I'm new to LaTeX and have a desire to learn as I'm completing a PhD and have been told LaTeX is a great platform for writing scientific documents. So, I have written a short plain English piece in ...
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URLs extend past page margins

I'm new to LaTeX and have a desire to learn as I'm completing a PhD and have been told LaTeX is a great platform for writing scientific documents. So, I have written a short plain English piece in ...
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natbib bibliography reference starts not from 1

please help me to order references in text from 1 and increase the number through the whole text (like a normal). Now it starts with 6 and the second reference has order 2. Can't find why... \...
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How to use biblatex with Wiley templates?

I would like to use the bib style nejm in my document to have a bibliography like this style. But I had a lot of errors! What should I change/add in my code? \documentclass[num-refs]{wiley-article} ...
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Cannot change natbib bibliography font size [memoir class]

I am using the ucbthesis class (which is based off the memoir class) with natbib and cannot find any way to change the size of the font in my references (in the bib, not the textual citations). It is ...
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Show citations in order of appearance using natbib [on hold]

the order of cite in my text is messed up, I want to see it in order when it apears in the text. Could you help me? \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[sort&compress,numbers]{natbib} % ...
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How can I get ibid with natbib?

I'm using the natbib package and I'm not able to cite subsequent citations as "ibid". I tried authoryear-ibid as in bibtex but it doesn't work. \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{agsm} \...
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Making \cite{ref} show last name of the first author

I am trying to obtain a non-standard citation style that includes only the last name of the first author, and the year it was published. As an example at the moment I have this: myref.bib @article{...
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APAcite package changing word “others” to “et al.”

In apacite package, when there are more than 6 authors, it will list the first six authors followed by "...others" How can I change "others" word to "et al." Following is my MWE: \documentclass{...
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What can I do to prevent the message “Undefined control sequence. \st@rtbibchapter” when using the apacite package?

I am assisting a professor who asked me to convert the citations in her paper to APA format. She had been using natbib with \bibliographystyle{plainnaturl}, so I began by trying \bibliographystyle{...
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Two slides with references in beamer with BibTeX

I'm preparing a beamer for a talk and I would like to include some bibliography at the end. My idea was to include two different slides, one with the basic bibliography and other with extra ...
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Apalike.bst in Spanish?

I am looking for a apalike.bst for Spanish biblio, natbib. Anyone? Thank you ! I have searched with no sucess.
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Can't manage to cite in IEEE style with document class {book}

None of the solutions that I've found on internet have worked with me. I am trying to cite this paper: http://ijarece.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/IJARECE-VOL-1-ISSUE-4-52-56.pdf and many other ...
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Overleaf natbibapa citations break overnight

At first I thought I had accidentally broken something, but this is repeatable. Here's the basic version of my paper: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[natbibapa]{apacite} \usepackage{...
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How do I get the achemso package to include the DOIs?

I'm using achemso to compile my references and I would like to include the DOIs. \documentclass[11pt, a4paper]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %References - achemso is ACS style, it uses ...
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Bibtex style with url and titles of references in bold

I'm looking for a bibliography style (in bibtex) that displays the web url of the references AND also writes the names of the authors of each reference in bold, e.g. Smith, Nick and John Zeigler, "...
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Natbib (apalike) Changing “and” into symbol “&”

I am using natbib for APA style in my bibliography, but i want to change A and B. (2018). Abc. into A & B. (2018). Abc. I know I have to copy apalike.bst into my working directory and edit ...
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How to change Natbib style to a custom format/Bibtex

Part 1 of the problem: I need the bibliography to cite like: LastName, First letter of first name (year of publication). Title. Place: publisher the closest i got was using the humannat style but ...
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LaTeX journal article not compiling

Case: I've prepared an article for a journal using a template on Overleaf. It compiles fine on Overleaf, looks great, and is ready for submission. I pulled off the zip file, followed their upload ...
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double-blind with acmart & natbib: How to anonymize several authors in references?

A conference (with acmart template) ask : PDF files must be double-blind. The submitted document should not include author information and should not include acknowledgements, citations or ...
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Different in-text citation style from final bibliography citation style

I'm using the natbib package with BibTeX to manage and cite my bibliography. I want in-text citations to be cited as [2], [3], etc, which is achievable using the \bibliographystyle{unsrt}. However, I ...
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I need author year citations. All is done except the fact that the references are not appearing in alphabetical order

This is how I start, \documentclass[preprint,12pt]{elsarticle} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{abbrvnat} \setcitestyle{authoryear,curly,...
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Problem with the spacing of the biblography references

I don't this this is correct: ]1 The word spacing for the first entries seems wrong, the first in particular. Here's the MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct[,...
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backref and natbib generating an error

For some reason since a few weeks ago, when I use both natbib and backref, I get an error message and compilation stops. Runaway argument? ! File ended while scanning use of \BR@@lbibitem. I ...
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natbib: Error with citation having multiple authors `Undefined control sequence. \cite{citationkey}`

I am trying to cite a reference using the informs2014 bibliography style, but I keep getting the Undefined control sequence error when there is more than one author in a citation. MWE: main.tex: \...
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natbib error, “\providecommand\NAT@force@numbers{}\NAT@force@numbers”

During the last days I am really stressed because I face a problem with my References that I never had before. With the following, I try to generate my bibliography but I either get the error "\...
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overleaf - natbib citing fails to reduce multiple autors to “autor et. al.”

I am using the natbib library with \citep{} comand and in most cases my citations are reduced to author et. al. However for one citation, there are always all the authors listed. What is the problem? ...
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Alternatives to citet when bst doesn't support authoryear

I've got an article where the publisher is requiring I use a specific citation format. The bibtex style doesn't support author year, but throughout my document, I've been using \citet for textual ...
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How to add author-year support to a .bst file?

I'm currently trying to format my references according to the DeGruyter Open Computer Science guidelines, and I've made a custom .bst file for this. However, in my paper, I use natbib's citet a bunch,...
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BibTeX styles that use all the info that Zotero outputs to bib file for less common sources?

I'm also using Zotero to generate the bib file, then I'm using BibTeX and Natbib for a paper and I'm trying to find a style, preferably something that looks like APA or at least uses name and year ...
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Latextools - sublime - does not remove deleted citation from bibliography

I am using Sublime Text 3 with Latextools on Miktex to compile my Latex documents and natbib for my bibliography. I installed the setup on a new laptop and have been running into the following problem:...
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Customize citation with bibulous

Is there a way to customize the way of the citation with bibulous similarly to how it is possible to customize the bibliography. E.g. for books it should be: Said, 2000, S.56. and for electronic it ...
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Problem creating two bibliographies with any package

I need to create two bibliographies for my thesis. One for articles and one for books. I have to seperate .bib files. I tried to use several packages but none of them worked. Unfotunately I cannot use ...
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Sorting bibliography with bibulous with authors and institutions

After reading several posts in this forum I chose bibulous to create my own bibliography style. I'm already quite happy with the solution in this example here. However, I need to sort the references ...
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How to cite a fanfiction story correctly?

I am using fanfiction short stories from ArchiveOfOurOwn (ao3) in my work and I'm not sure how to cite them properly. \usepackage[round, sort, comma]{natbib} is used with its \citep{}and \citet{}...
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natbib's author-year but with “citation keys” in bibliography?

I generally like the citation style of natbib's plainnat style, except that I find it painful to find a given citation in the bibliography because the citation says [LASTNAMES YEAR] whereas the ...
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Forcing linebreak in bibliography with natbib

Latex does not break the line after a long url. However, this doens't appear if in the url are "-" or "/". As shown in the MWE I'm using bibulous and natbib. I looked at several solutions on this and ...
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How to edit bst file to reorder editors and book title in @incollection?

How to edit the bst file to order editors before the book title in @incollection? The current code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname....
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natbib prints number instead of year

I use \usepackage[round, sort, numbers]{natbib} and \bibliographystyle{plainnat}. Then for cite I use \citet{Smith}, in my .bib file: @article{Smith, Author = {Smith, D.A.}, Year = {1999}, ...
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An Issue about the single quote in bibliography using 'natbib' with 'agsm'

I used natbib with agsm sytle in the bibliography. The Journal article tile is within the single quote. Can I change the single quote to the double quote? Thanks a lot! The latex codes are : \...
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apastyle not working

I am trying to use apastyle but not getting the results. I am using a template and writing my report using that. Bibliography style was unsrtnat in main.tex, which I changed to apalike but it didn't ...
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Natbib: don't write the reference's title [duplicate]

Simple question: I'm using natbib with the plainnat style and I want the references in the "Reference" section to show with no title. That is, remove the lines: I know I can just go to the .bib file ...
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Changing citation format complicated by punctuation

I have a document which was originally written with a footnote based citation format in mind. As a result the citations generally follow punctuation as in This is a test sentence.\cite{Someone:2018} ...
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Missing fields in reference [natbib, custom bib style, better bibtex export]

My references (article type for sure but perhaps other types too) are not displaying all fields. I use natbib, chapterbib and have a 'custom' bib style, Vancouver which I downloaded from GitHub. My ...
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Display initial for author in theorem presentation

Is there an easy way for natbib to hide the full name of a specific author when citing a theorem? I want to have something like the following in a presentation: Theorem 1 [M-Othername, 2018]: ...
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Compact bibliography with url links

I am trying to make my bibliography style similar to this one: With very compact referencing and hyperlinks to papers. I can't find a way to do this which is this compact. I am using natbib with .bst ...