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Postby jaisley » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:50 am

Hi, I'm trying to get the citation below to output the authors as Tamura, K and Nei, M but it comes out as K Tamura and M Nei? I'm using plain bibliography style.

  1. @ARTICLE{tamura,
  2. author = {Tamura, K and Nei, M},
  3. title = {Estimation of the number of
  4. nucleotide substitutions in the control region of mitochondrial
  5. DNA in humans and chimpanzees},
  6. journal = {Mol. Biol. Evol.},
  7. year = {1993},
  8. volume = {10},
  9. pages = "512-526",
  10. }


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Postby kaiserkarl13 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:31 am

If you want the bibliography to have a different style, use a different bibliographystyle command; the achemso style, for example, has authors' names as Last, F. M.; Last2, F. M. (etc.).

If you want a style that isn't in one of the .bst files you find either installed by default or from various sources on the Web, I recommend running "latex makebst" and providing the information it asks for.

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Postby LaTeX » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:14 pm

I have a related question: In my bibliography the first author get's referenced as Surname, Forename and all others as Forename Surname. Is there any reason for that and what is the common standard?


Currently I use the packages
  1. \usepackage[nottoc,numbib]{tocbibind}
  2. \usepackage{babelbib}
  4. %with
  6. \bibliographystyle{babunsrt} .

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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:44 pm

Yes, this is common standard.

Using modern package biblatex slight modifications like swapping names is fairly easy.
Annoyinly hard with the old system using bst-files.
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