[Tex/LaTex] \citep does not work using natbib package


The \citep command does not display the author and year, instead it displays a number.

This is the head file.


\usepackage{natbib} % various citation commands


This is the end, references are stored in DM.bib


Can anyone tell me what is wrong with it? I want to cite author and year, but not just a number.

Best Answer

Your code fragments are not very helpful. I create a minimal example which produced the result seen in the picture below.

Most of your loaded packages are obsolete.

Some obsolete packages are collected in the Q&A: How to keep up with packages and know which ones are obsolete?

In your case the packages: times, a4wide, fancyheadings, epsfig

If you had an old LaTeX-installation you should install TeXLive 2011.

Now the example:

 author = {Mustermann, A. and Mostermann, B. and Mistermann, C},
 year = {2011},
 title = {Using articles in {\LaTeX} documents},
 journal = {Journal}



The result is: enter image description here

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