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brambles87
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### Use of Year in Bibliography Item

I am new to LaTeX and struggling to create a bibliography with apacite. I have spent some time struggling with the documentation to no avail. I don't know if it is a really basic mistake I am making or something wrong with the package version or something (2013-02-24).

Anyway, I get three errors no matter what I do and I can't make sense of any of them:
! Use of \@year@ doesn't match its definition.! Undefined control sequence.! You can't use \relax' after \the.

MWE:
\documentclass[11pt]{article}\usepackage{apacite} \begin{document} some text\cite{ahu61} \bibliography{testbib}{}\bibliographystyle{plain}\end{document}

..and "mytestbib.bib" in the same folder contains just this:

@article{ahu61,   author={Arrow, Kenneth J. and Leonid Hurwicz and Hirofumi Uzawa},   title={Constraint qualifications in maximization problems},   journal={Naval Research Logistics Quarterly},   volume={8},   year={1961},   pages={175-191}}

Any help would be much appreciated!

Neil

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Juanjo
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According with the guide of the apacite package, you should use the apacite bibliographic style:
\bibliography{testbib}\bibliographystyle{apacite}`

Please note that there were two spurious braces at the end of the first line.
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