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drowsy
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citing preprints?

Postby drowsy » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:18 pm

What is the proper way to enter preprints into the database
and cite them?

I certainly know the authors and titles,
but no year for sure.

And my current bibstyle is natbib/authordate1 :D

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citing preprints?

Postby localghost » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:40 pm

I would either handle this according to the type of document (@booklet, @manual, @misc, @phdthesis, ...) and use a suitable field or just simply declare it as @unpublished in the BibTeX database (*.bib). Perhaps you can find more information (and inspiration) in the BibTeX manual.


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drowsy
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Re: citing preprints?

Postby drowsy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:27 am

Declaring preprints unpublished does not really help.
What I get is [NAME, n.d], because the year is "not defined".

I am suprized, nobody ever cited preprints before?

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Re: citing preprints?

Postby drowsy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:34 am

Weird, now I put "year={preprint}", and it works!
I get "(AUTHOR, preprint)".
I remember it did not work before.
Maybe it was before I switched to natbib...


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