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Multiple authors showing up wrongly (aastex, natbib)

Postby VincentOostelbos » Sat May 24, 2014 7:09 pm

Hello everybody,

I'm very new to LaTeX and everything related to it, so I hope this question won't be too stupid, but I did look around online and on these forums and did not manage to find an answer.

I am writing a document in the style of a scientific article using aastex as a document class, and using natbib. I am ashamed to say I am presently using Windows 8 (this will hopefully change soon), and I am writing my document in TeXworks 0.0.4 r.1003. I am using a reference with four authors, and I cannot figure out why these are displayed incorrectly in my pdf preview.

Minimal example (I added my package inclusions because since I am inexperienced, I do not know if there are possible interactions there):

  1. \documentclass[12pt,preprint]{aastex}
  2. \usepackage{fmtcount}
  3. \usepackage[dayofweek]{datetime}
  4. \renewcommand{\dateseparator}{-}
  5. \newdate{mydate}{24}{12}{2012}
  6.  
  7. \usepackage{natbib}
  8. \usepackage{citeref}
  9.  
  10. \usepackage{verbatim}
  11.  
  12. \begin{document}
  13. \bibliographystyle{plainnat}
  14. \setcitestyle{numbers}
  15.  
  16. \title{Yadda yadda}
  17. \author{Something something, \yyyymmdddate\displaydate{mydate}}
  18.  
  19. % abstract here
  20.  
  21. Some text\citep{Schuster1994,Waterman1978}.
  22.  
  23. \bibliography{./article}
  24. \end{document}


The relevant entry (Schuster1994) in my bibref file looks like this:

  1. @Article{Schuster1994,
  2. Title = {From sequences to shapes and back: A case study in RNA secondary structures},
  3. Author = {Schuster, Peter and Fontana, Walter and Stadler, Peter F. and Hofacker, Ivo L.},
  4. Journal = {Proc R Soc Lond (Biol)},
  5. Year = {1994},
  6. Pages = {279-284},
  7. Volume = {255},
  8.  
  9. Owner = {Vincent},
  10. Timestamp = {2014.05.24}
  11. }


In attempting to recreate my minimum example, I actually got it to produce the correct output, but I still don't know what's different between the original and the minimum example, and I actually need to get it right in the original, so I guess I'll still post this question. The minimum example plus the problem of the original would look something like this:

Yadda yadda
Something something, 2012-12-24

Some text(1; 2).

References
W. Stadler P. F. Hofacker I. L. Schuster, P. Fontana. From sequences to shapes and back: A case study in rna secondary structures. Proc R Soc Lond (Biol), 255:279-284, 1994. [1]

M. S. Waterman. Secondary structure of single-straned nucleic acids. Studies on foundations and combinatorics. Adv Math Suppl Studies, 1:167-212, 1978. [1]


Note the mistakes in commas and initials in the first of the references (the second is probably irrelevant but since I don't really know and it was a multiple citation, I just included it).

Obviously, I would like this reference to look like it does for my minimum example (this would introduce some inconsistencies with initials versus full first names, but I know how to fix that, which will happen):

Peter Schuster, Walter Fontana, Peter F. Stadler, and Ivo L. Hofacker. From sequences to shapes and back: A case study in rna secondary structures. Proc R Soc Lond (Biol), 255:279-284, 1994. [1]


Incidentally, what's the "[1]" at the end supposed to be here? Are those supposed to be identifiers? I just now noticed that there are no numbers otherwise to link the in-line citation numbers to the reference list references.

The only thing I can think that I did differently with the original and the minimum example is that for the original, I used JabRef 2.10, and for the minimum example I just copied the files over and renamed them.

Thanks in advance!
Vincent

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