[OS X TeX] BibTeX and the year-field

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sun Sep 17 11:37:32 EDT 2006

At 4:28 PM +0000 9/17/06, Alex Speed Kjeldsen wrote:
>This is my first post to this list.
>I have just started using BibTeX and have a problem with the 
>year-field when a book has been published over more years.
>Cf. the following entry:
>   author =	 {Andersen, Harry},
>   title =	 {Nogle sproghistoriske Bidrag},
>   journal =	 {Acta Philologica Scandinavica},
>   year =	 {1933-1934},
>   key =	 {},
>   volume =	 {8},
>   number =	 {},
>   pages =	 {57-77},
>   month =	 {},
>   note =	 {},
>   annote =	 {}
>When I write " year = {1933-1934},"  like this (I use XeLaTeX), the 
>output is fine in the bibliography list, but in the actual text in 
>the article the reference just says "Andersen (1934)" (I use the 
>"natlib" package with the "apalike" style).

I don't know a direct answer to this problem, but I suspect that the 
apalike.bst is not designed to work with natbib.  I use an APA like 
style that I created myself using makebst and it handles your date 
problem correctly.  When I substitute the apalike bst for mine, your 
problem appears.

So perhaps the quickest fix would be to create your own APA-like bst 
with makebst.


Alan Munn 
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