[texhax] Bibliographystyle which sorts by year

Dan Hatton vi5u0-texhax at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 25 11:33:24 CEST 2007

On Mon, 25 Jun 2007, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> I have a strange problem: the same author's name appears in different
> variants in different papers: say J. Doe, Joe Doe, J. W. Doe, Joe W.
> Doe (etc). Then bibliographystyle alpha would list J. Doe first
> (sorting by year), then J. W. Doe, etc.

> * Is there any way to tell LaTeX that this is the same author
> (without replacing all these names by one)?

I'm guessing you're using BibTeX.  There's a nice trick in item 13 on
which amounts to putting these in the database with

author="J[oe W.] Doe"
author="Joe[ W.] Doe"
author="J[oe] W. Doe"
author="Joe W. Doe"


> * Is there a bibliographystile which sorts by year, author rather than
> by author, year as alpha doe?

There's a package on CTAN called custom-bib.  With this package, you
LaTeX a particular file, LaTeX interactively asks you a bunch of
questions about what you want your bibliography to be like, and it
creates a bibliography style based on your answers.  One of the
questions it asks is whether you want references to be sorted by
author, year, reverse year, or not at all.



Dan Hatton


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