## LaTeX forum ⇒ BibTeX, biblatex and biber ⇒ Citations come out as single lower case letters Topic is solved

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ky3399
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### Citations come out as single lower case letters

Hey guys,

I'm having a bit of an issue with preparing my paper for submission with the elsarticle document class. My citations are coming out as single lowercase letters. I'm trying to cite as author year. I have played around with different bibliography styles, but nothing is coming out. Changing the document class to article fixes the issue, so it seems something is not working correctly with the elsarticle document class.
I'm working with Texmaker and compiled the .bib file through Mendeley.

Here is a MWE.
\documentclass[preprint,authoryear,12pt]{elsarticle}\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}\usepackage{graphicx}\usepackage[margin=0.85in]{geometry}\usepackage{newclude}\usepackage{verbatim}\usepackage{booktabs} \title{Test}  \begin{document}\begin{frontmatter}\end{frontmatter}\citet{Philpott2001} text text test \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-harv}\section*{References}\bibliography{blp} \end{document}

@article{Philpott2001,author = {Philpott, Andrew},file = {:C$\backslash$:/Users/KY3399/AppData/Local/Mendeley Ltd./Mendeley Desktop/Downloaded/Philpott - 2001 - Supply chain optimisation in the paper industry.pdf:pdf},journal = {Annals of operations research},keywords = {mathematical model,operations research,optimisation,supply chain},pages = {225--237},title = {{Supply chain optimisation in the paper industry}},url = {http://www.springerlink.com/index/JAWL58272MYTX03H.pdf},year = {2001}}

And this is what I get when I fully compile.

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/hbd9yjyjmes0dam/i8xDM-eCbr

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Johannes_B
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The reason for this behaviour comes from the newclude package, see below example (click on open in writelatex)
\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}     @article{Philpott2001,     author = {Philpott, Andrew},     file = {:C$\backslash$:/Users/KY3399/AppData/Local/Mendeley Ltd./Mendeley Desktop/Downloaded/Philpott - 2001 - Supply chain optimisation in the paper industry.pdf:pdf},     journal = {Annals of operations research},     keywords = {mathematical model,operations research,optimisation,supply chain},     pages = {225--237},     title = {{Supply chain optimisation in the paper industry}},     url = {http://www.springerlink.com/index/JAWL58272MYTX03H.pdf},     year = {2001}     }     \end{filecontents}\documentclass[preprint,authoryear,12pt]{elsarticle} %\usepackage{newclude} \title{Test}\begin{document}\begin{frontmatter}\end{frontmatter}\citet{Philpott2001} text text test \bibliographystyle{elsarticle-harv}\section*{References}\bibliography{\jobname} \end{document}

Do you really need this package?
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ky3399
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Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:25 am
Now that I'm about to submit, I guess the newclude package isn't necessary anymore.

Thanks so much for your help!