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Bibtex referencing problem for multiple papers in a single year from the same author

  1. Oct 10, 2008 #1
    I am having a problem with bibtex when I have a second paper by the same author (or at least the same lead author) in a single year.

    For example if I have two papers, with the following authors:

    Paper 1 - Author 1, Author 2, Author 3, Author 4 (2008)

    Paper 2 - Author 1, Author 5, Author 6, Author 7 (2008)


    Bibtex will name these "Author 1 et al (2008a)" and "Auther 1 et al (2008b)" where the order of 'a' and 'b' are decided alphabetically by the second author, rather than actual publication date even if the month etc is included in the bobtex reference.



    Is there a way to get the papers ordered by publication date?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 1, 2010 #2
    Re: Bibtex referencing problem for multiple papers in a single year from the same aut

    You'll want to do something like this:

    @ARTICLE{blahblah_2010a,
    AUTHOR = {author1,author2},
    TITLE = {titletitletitle},
    NOTE = {submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research},
    YEAR = "{2010a}"
    }
    @ARTICLE{blahblah_2010b,
    AUTHOR = {author1,author2},
    TITLE = {title2title2title2},
    NOTE = {submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research},
    YEAR = "{2010b}"
    }

    note that the year is in parenthesis with the letter you want, a, b, c, etc after it.
     
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