Questions tagged [natbib]

{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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bibtex vs. biber and biblatex vs. natbib

I've heard of many different bibliography-related packages/platforms/?. What's the difference between the following, which is good for what tasks, advantages/disadvantages, which one is the most ...
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Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations

I have a basic tex file and a bibliography which is exported from Mendeley However, when I want to cite in the author-year style, I get the error: Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible ...
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How to get DOI links in bibliography

I would like to add to all my bibliography items a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) link or a link to a download location. How can I do this with the natbib / BibTeX / hyperref combination? Currently ...
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Citing a range of papers using numeric keys as in \cite{a, b, c} -> [1-3]

How can I cite a range of papers, the output is a range of numbers, instead of a list of numbers? In other words, when I type ... some dummy text here is due to me \cite{me1, me2, me3, me4} ... I ...
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What is the relationship between natbib, apacite package, and apa document class?

This is the first time I have to submit to a journal and need to reformat my bibliography according to APA guidelines. This leaves me very confused since there seem to be multiple ways to do the same ...
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Citations with no bibliography at the end

How do you produce a document with citations (\citep, \citet) working properly in the paper but without a bibliography at the end? I've come up with one solution that is bad because it breaks my ...
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Natbib In-Text Citation displays (author?) [duplicate]

I have taken a look through many other questions on this subject but cannot seem to fix my issue. Essentially while references display correctly I cannot get the author citation to appear in my text ...
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Natbib sorting and citation order by appearance

I've started writing my thesis using LaTeX (as recommended by the school) and as a complete novice at it, I've been stuck trying to figure out how to change the citation by order of appearance. I'm ...
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Bibliography not compiling

I have a latex file for my dissertation wherein I include several chapters. Everthing (\ref, figures) compiles file except my bibliography. Scouring the internet does me no help as this seems to be ...
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Only author's initials in BibTeX natbib using named style

I have a BibTeX file with a mix of entries, some with full author's names and some with just initials. I would like my typeset bibliography to only use initials. Is there a way to do this? I have the ...
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Formatting back references in bibliography

I would like to change the way the back references are shown in the bibliography, such that they are all shown within parentheses. So I would like to see (page x, y, z) after my bibitems. This is ...
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URL of cited web site in bibliography

I am using natbib with the chicago style as bibliography style. I am trying to cite a web site, but in the bibliography the URL (given in the BibTeX entry) is not printed. Is there a simple solution ...
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Is it possible to get unsrt + abbrv bibliography?

Is there a ready made BibTeX bibliography style file that both: (1) prints author names abbreviated (like abbrv) in the references section and (2) sorts references numerically in citation order (like ...
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Remove issn/doi/url when using plainnat and natbib

I am using natbib and the plainnat style for the references. I would like to know how can I remove the ISSN, DOI and URL from the references without deleting them in the .bib file. I have seen some ...
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bibtex and genitive / possessive 's: the proper way to obtain “Kuran's (1989) model”

Is there an automatic way to attach a genitive apostrophe or " ' s " to an author's name? Currently I use: \citeauthor{kuran1989}'s \citeyear{kuran1989} But since this comes up regularily I'd like ...
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Is there a disadvantage to using natbib=true with biblatex?

I am making the switch to biblatex and I was wondering whether there are any disadvantages to using the natbib=true compatibility option. I am sure we can all sympathise that journals will probably ...
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Is biblatex compatible with RevTeX?

biblatex seems to be not compatible with RevTeX. As RevTeX automatically loads natbib, I load biblatex with the option natbib=true, but still LaTeX compiler complains that lot of commands are already ...
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How can I include e.g., in citep

When I reference some work, currently I get something like (Jimmy and Tan, 2003). I want an updated \citep where I can use (e.g., Jimmy and Tan, 2003). I should be able to call either the earlier ...
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Natbib + BibTeX: How can you show the bibliography in order of appearance AND numbered?

I'm trying to numerate the references list but having them ordered in order of appearance. I can't find how to do that anywhere. The code is, more or less, like this \usepackage[round, sort, numbers,...
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Displaying author's name in a bibliographic entry in the form: Surname, First Initial of Firstname

\RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @article{Arter95, Author = {David Arter}, Date-Added = {2013-08-11 17:38:06 +0000}, Date-Modified = {2013-09-01 15:13:22 +...
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Citation error in using BibTeX “Paragraph ended before \@citex was complete”

I am getting an error when I use BibTeX bibliography. I used \usepackage{natbib} and \usepackage{cite} when I compile the file, I get the error Paragraph ended before \@citex was complete and part ...
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Undefined citations

I have been putting references into my document with no problems until today. Now all of a sudden when I put a new reference in I get two error messages and get told the following: Package natbib ...
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Natbib: Multiple citations with page numbers in one bracket

I'm using natbib with bibliography style "apalike". I can cite two different papers in one bracket; for instance \citep{adams03,collier09} gives me (Adams and Fournier, 2003; Collier et al., 1990). ...
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Beamer and Natbib

I'm making a beamer presentation and I'd like to use natbib because of its \citet and that it recognizes URLs. However, when I try to compile it, while doing the third PDFLaTeX pass, there appear this ...
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Non-breaking space in \citet using natbib?

When adding citations in the body of a document I'm used to write ... in some interesting paper~\cite{interesting}. So that (if I'm using numbered references) the word “paper” and the citation ...
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How to add new packages to TeXStudio

I'm completely new to writing in LaTeX and am therefore starting up with a pre-made report template. However when I just try to compile the template I get the message that following file is required. ...
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Is it possible to load biblatex with a class that has already loaded natbib?

A while ago I asked a meta question on how big a question can be. I was wondering in particular about breaking open REVTeX and reorganising the goo within to replace the natbib bits with bits that ...
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MultiMarkDown and biblatex citations

I'm using Scrivener to produce LaTeX output with MultiMarkDown. MultiMarkDown uses natbib by default, so footnotes look like this code snips: \footnote{~\citep[<prenote>]{<key>}} The ...
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Selectively turn off hyperref links for citations

I'm using both the natbib and the hyperref packages. I would like to be able to selectively not generate hyperlinks for some of the in-text citations. I know that I can use the asterisk with \ref*{.....
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\citet vs \cite using natbib

This one looks like a question that should be solved just reading the package manual, but oddly I couldn't solve it neither that way. I'm using natbib for an author-date bibliography style. I ...
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natbib and hyperref for (Author, Year) style produces two links

I am using the bioinfo style with natbib and hyperref, using the (Author, Year) style citations. pdflatex produces two link boxes for each citation: one for the Author and one of the Year. I would ...
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citet and citep behaves like cite

I am new with LaTeX so please bare with me. If its matter editor that I am using is TeXMaker, the TeXLive is installed. Why \citep and \citet did not display citation as a "Goossens et al. (1993)" or "...
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Space after et al. too big

I have a document as \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{natbib} \bibpunct{(}{)}{,}{a}{}{;} \makeatletter \renewcommand*{\NAT@nmfmt}[1]{\textsc{#1}} \makeatother \begin{document} According to ...
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Line breaking (or hyphenation?) of references in apalike

This is a problem I encountered some time ago and I never could solve it: how can you achieve correct line-breaking or hyphenation when citing references with the apalike style? Here is an example: \...
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Problems compiling paper on arxiv

I am having trouble compiling a paper on the arXiv. I use sharelatex and everything runs fine with the citations in my paper using the MNRAS style sheets. However, when I upload my source code to the ...
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Bibtex in-text citation using “et al.” How do you insert 's to indicate possession? [duplicate]

I'm citing an in-text reference using natbib and a Harvard-style. The way I've constructed the sentence indicates possession, for example: Smith et al.'s (2009) recent study ... What I get when ...
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Get rid of ISSN, URLs and DOIs in references

I am having the same problem as described here (i.e., I get unwanted URLs, DOIs, etc showing up in my reference section): Biblatex: Get rid of ISSN, URLs and DOIs in references Two caveats: I am ...
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Switching between numeric and authoryear in Natbib

I need to switch between numeric and authoryear style in Natbib, in the same document. Particularly, I want it to be numeric the first time a citation is used and authoryear any subsequent times. Does ...
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Issue with Springer spbasic

I'm using natbib for an article to be published in a Springer journal. These are their official TeX/bibtex styles, which include a tex template and some bibtex/natbib styles. If I use [smallextended]{...
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BibTeX natbib with super does not allow using occasional \citet

I am using natbib with superscript numbered citations as follows: \usepackage[super,comma,sort&compress]{natbib} It works great when I have the case This is a reference~\cite{author1999}. My ...
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How to cite newspaper with natbib

When I check my bib file, the newspaper article is included as @misc with all the information (I use Mendeley to build up my bib file). In the bibliography, however, the citation only includes author'...
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Cite Author's Full Name

I'd like to generate a linked citation with a full author's name. For instance, if I use According to \citet{bob2000} apples are tasty. And run with hyperref, I get the author's last name and a ...
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Is it possible to italicize journal names and book titles through the .bst file?

I am working on an article for a Springer journal, and the specifications for manuscripts clearly ask to italicize all journal names and book titles. Doing it manually feels stupid, so I wonder if ...
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How to cite articles from a well known website

I would like to cite articles and the specific authors from well known websites. My problem is that I would also like to include the website info in the citation. For example I am citing an article ...
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How to hyperlink only the year part when using natbib and hyperref

I am using the natbib and hyperref packages: \usepackage{natbib} \usepackage[pagebackref=true, plainpages=false, bookmarks, bookmarksnumbered, colorlinks, linktocpage=true, linkcolor=blue, citecolor=...
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Citations with no date, e.g. (Aristotle n.d.)

I need to cite a work from antiquity that has no known date, using natbib and author-year citations. The best suggestion I've found is to write the citation using "n.d." (no date) for the year of ...
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Natbib: How to replace the last comma in a \citet-based citation list with “and”?

Natbib's \citet command currently has the following output when I type \citet{maddison-cct,ridley-comparative}: Maddison [8], Ridley [13] Is there another command I did not found, or is there a ...
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Bibtex and Chicago style citations?

In the Chicago Manual of Style citation guidelines I find that one is to quote journal articles and italicize journals, books, and theses. But when I run the code below the output shows the journal ...
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Reduce natbib bibliography to one line

I would like my references to look like Foo et al. 2008, Nature, 100, 200 • Bar & Baz et al. 2010, Science, 300, 400 • Einstein, 1905, New Scientist, 5, 6 where "•" is perhaps some ...
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Can I get \citeauthor and \citeyear with bibtex?

I am using currently using bibtex and the \cite{...} command for all citations. Using the cell bibliography style, citations will appear as e.g. [Jovanović and Janičić, 2005]. However, I would like ...

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