[texhax] Bibtex, ordering of bibliography items.

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at fastwebnet.it
Mon Dec 6 00:43:58 CET 2010

> I have two papers by the same author, both dated 1971.
> The later paper (which cites the first) gets listed *before* 
> the earlier paper in the bibliography, since its title comes 
> before the title of the earlier paper in an alphabetical ordering.
> I would like to get the earlier paper listed first.  Is there 
> any simple way to achieve this?  I am using vanilla bibtex 
> and \bibliographystyle{plain}.

Here's an example of what to put in your bib file:

@PREAMBLE{ {\providecommand{\noopsort}[1]{}} }
AUTHOR = "{\noopsort{Rayleigh}}{Lord Rayleigh}",

N.B. this is easily fond using "bibtex sorting" e.g. in google an is an FAQ.


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