[Tex/LaTex] How to change a .bst for references sorted in order of appearance


I've been struggling trying to format my references for a paper which needs to follow the LNCS guidelines. They use to provide a .bst file which formats the references exactly as they require, but the only issue is that the references are sorted in alphabetical order, and now it seems they require them sorted in order of appearance. Is there any way of tuning the .bst in order to get the references sorted in order of appearance? Anyone had the same problem?

Here the template (including the .bst) I am using: ftp://ftp.springer.de/pub/tex/latex/llncs/latex2e/llncs2e.zip

Best Answer

The zip file has only splncs03.bst which uses alphabetical order. However, Springer also provides splncs.bst that uses order of appearance. You can download it at


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