BibTeX is great in that it ensures all of the entries are output in the same style. The most noticeable formatting change is the Author field; John Smith becomes Smith, J for example. Useful, unless your author is not a normal name.

Let’s say that you’ve got an article written by the Reserve Bank of Australia. If you put this as the author, you’ll get something like Australia, R. B. of. which doesn’t make much sense. Luckily, there’s a way to get the author’s name printed verbatim – by surrounding it in "{...}"

For example:

@MISC{rba,
    ... ,
    author = "{Reserve Bank of Australia}",
    ...
}

will print out the author correctly.




  1. Excellent! This is exactly what I needed.

  2. Jeff Girard says:

    I also found this very helpful. Thanks!

  3. Karen Kotschy says:

    Thanks so much! I was also battling to get this right and you have given me the solution!

  4. raj says:

    Thank you

  5. Tim says:

    Omg for this you use ‘institution’, not author.

  6. Tim says:

    True, you can use intitution. But, if I remember correctly, institution names may still be abbreviated. Using this technique will avoid all abbreviations.

  7. Joe says:

    Nice tip. I found that with the natbib package, it’s more reliable to use double braces rather than speech marks. YMMV.

  8. Alex says:

    Works great! Thanks!

  9. dinotroll says:

    just what I wanted. Thanks a lot!!!

  10. Chris says:

    Oh my goodness! Thank you! Just what I needed!

  11. Timo says:

    Ty dude ! Exactly what I needed but for the ECB ^^

  12. sts says:

    Thank you, exactly what I needed

  13. Lars says:

    Thank you so very much for posting this! Saved my day after about four hours of trying and searching the web.

  14. Yunfei says:

    Thank you! Solved my problem.

  15. sch117 says:

    Thank you! That helped