Springer Basic - no "Report or Gray Literature" in Reference list?

Michael S. shared this question 3 years ago
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I use the Springer Basic (Author-Date) citation style. However, when citing a "Report or Gray Literature", it does not appear in the reference list.

How can I fix that / what is the problem?

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Hi Michael,

Thank you for your question.

According to the author guidelines of the style Springer Basic, Archive Material, Personal Communication and Unpublished Work (=Gray Literature) will not be listed in the bibliography.

To remove this setting in your style, please edit it. In the citation style editor, please click File > Citation style properties > Bibliography and select a different sorting on the bottom.

Save the changes you have made to the style ans also select it in your Word document.

Kind regards,



Hi Jana,

Thanks, that already helps a little, but that solution doesn't work for us.

We're multiple people working on that project and we share our Citavi project in the cloud.

Unfortunately, it seems that it doesn't synchronize the changes - neither in the Word document nor in Citavi.

Is there a way to embed this particular citation style and synchronize it in the project or is there another style similar to Springer basic that doesn't require us to all do this manually?

Best regards



Hi Michael,

Thank you for your reply.

After you have made the changes to your style, please also make sure that you have selected it in your Word document.

To share an edited style with your colleagues, please send them the style file you will find in the folder Documents\Citavi 6\Custom Citation Styles.

They would have to save the file in the same folder on their computers.

For security reasons, an automatic synchronization of custom styles is not possible.

A similar style that lists all reference types in the bibliography is "The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review".

Kind regards


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